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Lab-on-a-chip Homes in on How Cancer Cells Break Free
March 18, 2009
Engineers have invented a method to help figure out how cancer cells break free from neighboring tissue, an "escape" that can spread the disease to other parts of the body.
Johns Hopkins University
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