"Cancer Decoy" May Detect Cancer Earlier and Monitor Treatment

The landscape of cancer treatment keeps changing, and it's so encouraging!

The University of Michigan has done a study that is really remarkable. They have implanted a device called a "scaffolding" just under the skin of mice with cancer. The scaffolding acts as a "cancer decoy," first attracting immune cells to it. Then the immune cells attract cancer cells roving through the body and trapping them. It's interesting to note that the decoy has drawn in different types of cancer cells.

The decoy is easily accessible since it is just under the skin. It might be able to take the place of invasive biopsies in the future. More great news is that the use of this decoy may allow doctors to detect cancer before it spreads. In addition, it is believed that the immune cells might indicate whether current treatments are working. 

Great progress from our hard-working scientific community!

Read the article from The Breast Cancer Site here.

Read the article from the University of Michigan here.

Shared with love by Jan James, Hope After Breast Cancer

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