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MIT's Implantable Device Offers Continuous Cancer Monitoring
May 12, 2009
Surgical removal of a tissue sample is now the standard for diagnosing cancer. Such procedures, known as biopsies, are accurate, but only offer a snapshot of the tumor at a single moment in time. Monitoring a tumor for weeks or months after the biopsy, tracking its growth and how it responds to treatment, would be much more valuable. Now MIT researchers report the first implantable device that can do just that.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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