Efficacy of Stretched Membrane Immunoaffinity Capture of Circulating Tumor Cells (CTCs)

Friday, November 7, 2014
Plaza Foyer (Sheraton)
Esther Zusstone , University of Louisville
Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) are cancer cells that travel within the bloodstream and can lead to metastasis. We developed a device that effectively captures large quantities of CTCs; these devices can be used in lieu of invasive and painful biopsies during diagnosis for treatment management and for further cell research.