A personal approach to cancer treatment

  • Date 26 Sep 2012

An insight into each unique tumour cell from a simple blood sample

Early detection of these CTCs can increase patients’ chances of survival – and tracking the cell count over time could help ensure treatment is more effective. The new testing device has also solved the technical challenge of retrieving the cells intact – offering detailed insight into the exact nature of the cancer and its unique characteristics, and so paving the way for a new generation of personalised cancer treatments to fit the needs of each patient’s unique tumour biology.

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