Researchers Develop Implantable Device That Soaks Up Cancers Cells

Sep 16, 2015

University of Michigan Engineering

By Victor Johnson

Researchers at the University of Michigan have developed a new implantable device designed to soak up cancer cells wandering throughout the body and according to Michigan Engineering’s Gabe Cherry, it could eventually be used to slow the spread of the deadly disease between the body’s organs.

Thus far, researchers have only tested the implant in mice, however it seems to stop wandering cancer cells from reaching other areas where new tumors could form. If this proves to be the case with humans implanted with the sponge-like device, it could be really good news for cancer patients as the BBC reports that according to Cancer Research UK, 9 out of 10 cancer deaths were caused by the disease spreading to other parts of the body.

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