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:
Laura M. Higgins
Charles M. Roth
Prabhas V. Moghe
Other authors include:
Michael J. Donzanti
Shravani R. Barkund
Lucas H. McCabe
Richard E. Riman
Mark C. Pierce
CLICK HERE for the the Nature BME article.