Liquid biopsy chip based on carbon nano-tubes to detect circulating cancer cells

A chip developed by mechanical engineers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) can trap and identify metastatic cancer cells in a small amount of blood drawn from a cancer patient. The breakthrough technology uses a simple mechanical method that has been shown to be more effective in trapping cancer cells than the microfluidic approach employed in … Continue reading Liquid biopsy chip based on carbon nano-tubes to detect circulating cancer cells

Novel cancer therapy developed at University of Oklahoma based on photothermal therapy using carbon nanotubes

University of Oklahoma researchers have collaborated to design a novel, non-invasive cancer therapy that could eliminate tumors without affecting the healthy cells in the body. The cancer therapy targets specific cancer cells using single-walled carbon nanotubes that bind directly to the tumor, then are heated with near-infrared light. The OU photothermal therapy is most effective … Continue reading Novel cancer therapy developed at University of Oklahoma based on photothermal therapy using carbon nanotubes