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Friday, April 27, 2012
Cornell demonstrates functional characterization of circulating tumor cells

A team of Cornell-Ithaca and Weill-Cornell Medical College researchers reported today in PLoS ONE demonstration of functional characterization of circulating tumor cells extracted from blood of prostate cancer patients.  The team, including Kirbylab group members Jason Gleghorn, Brian Kirby, Erica Pratt, Steven Santana, and Jim Smith, extracted circulating tumor cells from prostate cancer patients using our GEDI microdevices, and showed response in these cells that we hope will recapitulate patient response to chemotherapy.