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Lab, Field, and Clinic
February 27, 2008

Microchip Spots Rare Tumor Cells in Blood

JAMA. 2008;299(8):889. doi:10.1001/jama.299.8.889

Tumors shed cells into the blood of patients with cancer, but researchers have long sought a reliable way to detect these rare cells. Now, however, investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston report successful tests with a unique microchip-based device that can efficiently and selectively separate circulating tumor cells from peripheral blood samples (Nagrath S et al. Nature. 2007;450[7173]:1235-1239).

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