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Researchers at the school are creating a test to trap and identify cancer cells circulating in the blood before they reach the liver, brain or lymph nodes.
A sample of the patient’s blood is passed through a new microfilter they are developing, trapping cancer cells, which are larger than healthy blood cells.
The test is three to five years from FDA approval.