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Implant Captures Wandering Cancer Cells

(Discovery News) Scientists in the United States say they have created a tiny implant which, in mice for now, captures cancer cells spreading through the body.
Cells moving from the original cancer site to infect other organs in a stealthy process called metastasis are usually detected too late to save a patient's life…
The study … suggests that capturing [circulating tumor cells] would prevent their spread and help halt disease progression.
"Animals receiving an implant had a significantly reduced burden of disease in their lungs relative to animals that did not have an implant," study co-author Lonnie Shea at Northwestern University in Illinois told AFP.
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