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Mass. General enters collaboration to develop new approach to capturing circulating tumor cells
Date:1/3/2011

o a product that can be reliably manufactured and meet regulatory requirements.

"Applying data gathered from CTCs to the care of cancer patients is a complex problem, and our strategy is to diversify technological approaches to find the best solutions for specific applications," Toner adds. "We may find that different technologies work better for diagnosis, for prognosis and for the long-term goal of early detection; so we don't want to confine ourselves to a single option." His team is continuing to develop the microfluidic chip technology, with the support of Stand Up to Cancer.

Daniel Haber, MD, PhD, director of the MGH Cancer Center, says, "The ability to establish a dedicated MGH research center focused on the intersection of bioengineering, molecular biology and clinical oncology presents an opportunity to develop a next-generation platform that will help us detect, define and monitor cancer cells more effectively which should make an enormous difference in the lives of so many patients and their families."


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Massachusetts General Hospital
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