Under-the-skin Implants Help Detect Breast Cancer Spread
|09/23/2016||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
New research is showing promise for patients with metastatic breast cancer, according to scientists at the University of Michigan.
Early detection of the primary malignant breast tumor offers encouraging prospects for stopping the disease, but once it starts to spread, survival rates diminish. However, early metastasis is hard to detect.
Using biodegradable material commonly found in sutures and wound dressings, scientists created a scaffold that can be implanted under the skin and easily observed with non-invasive imaging.
The scaffold attracts the body’s immune cells, which in turn attract cancer cells away from their usual targets — the lungs, liver and brain. The colonization read more >>>