Researchers from America have developed a device that filters the blood of cancer cells. The technology - effect of surface acoustic waves. They separate cancer cells from healthy, it does not damage the latter.
Preliminary results have surprised scientists: from blood samples failed to allocate 83% of cancer cells at a concentration of 1 cancer cell per 100 thousand of leukocytes.
The method opens new horizons in the treatment and diagnosis of cancer. Already passed the first test on three women with breast cancer. Scientists are working on the improvement of the device and reducing its cost. There is a speech and mass production. Perhaps soon health care will receive a new cancer treatment technology.