Intense ultrasound extracts biomarkers for cancer detection and monitoring

News-Medical.Net May 14, 2024, 02:00 PM UTC

Summary: Ultrasound can extract genetic information from cancer cells noninvasively. University of Alberta's Roger Zemp led a team that used intense ultrasound to release biomarkers from cells, aiding in cancer identification and treatment monitoring. This method increases biomarker concentration in blood over 100 times, enabling detection of tumor-specific mutations. The approach is cost-effective, with potential for single-cell sensitivity and tissue liquefaction for biomarker detection.

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