Sound waves could bring 'liquid biopsies' to the table

Using sound waves, researchers have developed a gentle, contact-free method for separating circulating tumor cells (CTCs) from blood samples that is fast and efficient enough for clinical use. The ability to quickly and efficiently harvest and grow these cells from a blood sample could effect "liquid biopsies" capable of providing robust diagnosis, prognosis and suggestions for treatment strategies based on individual CTC profiling.

Provided by Duke University

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