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Prostate Cancer

Team touts cancer ‘lab on a chip’

October 8, 2009

(M2M comment- Dr. Aaron Wheeler at the Canadian Cancer Society Innovative Research in Cancer Event, Sept. 23, 2009, showed a similar device he is developing to detect Prostate Cancer.) Joseph Hall    HEALTH REPORTER           TORONTO STAR Aaron Wheeler holds a petri dish bearing a lump of breast tissue that resembles, in size and appearance, a piece […]

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Analyzing Cancer Cells to Choose Treatments

September 30, 2009

Microfluidics chips allow scientists to study circulating cancer cells and determine their vulnerabilities. By Emily Singer         from   MIT Technology Review In a new clinical trial for prostate cancer, scientists will capture rare tumor cells circulating in patients’ blood, analyze them using a specialized microchip, and use the results to try […]

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Microchip spots cancer quickly and painlessly

September 28, 2009

by Megan Ogilvie & Joseph Hall The microchip technology, created by a pair of University of Toronto scientists, will be able to determine the severity of the tumours through a simple urine sample and produce quick diagnosis with no need for painful biopsies. Now heading into the engineering stage, a BlackBerry-sized device should be available […]

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