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Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
High speed cancer profiling
Identify the type of cancer for patients with breast cancer in a few minutes. This is the challenge that EPFL researchers successfully met by presenting their new "microfluidic chip." Their research is written up in PNAS. To effectively fight breast cancer and prescribe proper treatment, physicians must accurately identify the tumor that affects a patient. Accurate analysis of tumor tissue is critical to improving the chances of recovery.