Published on Thursday, May 12, 2011 by mcypen
Glowing virus detects cancer cells
By Peggy O'Farrell
A genetically engineered virus designed at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center both infects cancerous tumors and tags them with a biomarker that allows for easy detection of the malignant cells.
The new technique, tested on mice, could improve cancer diagnosis by letting doctors both find the disease e...