Rutgers researchers use nanoparticles to detect cancer tumors

The identification and molecular profiling of early metastases remains a major challenge in cancer diagnostics and therapy, according to a paper that was recently published in Nature Biomedical Engineering.

Most in vivo imaging methods fail to detect small cancerous lesions, a problem that is compounded by the distinct physical and biological barriers associated with different metastatic niches, the abstract states.


According to a Science Daily article the Rutgers University-New Brunswick technology could detect tiny tumors and track their spread, potentially leading to earlier cancer detection and more precise treatment.


The authors include BMES members:

Margot Zevon

Laura M. Higgins

Charles M. Roth

Prabhas V. Moghe


Other authors include:

Harini Kantamneni

Michael J. Donzanti

Xinyu Zhao

Yang Sheng

Shravani R. Barkund

Lucas H. McCabe

Whitney Banach-Petrosky

Shridar Ganesan

Richard E. Riman

Mei-Chee Tan

Mark C. Pierce

Vidya Ganapathy


CLICK HERE for the the Nature BME article.