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Photoacoustic detection shows its sensitive side

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Lauren I. Rugani

Detection of metastasis often proves to be difficult, either because investigation comes too soon in the development of tumor cells or because the cells have begun to disseminate away from the primary tumor site. Current detection techniques include lymph node or bone marrow assays and tracking the spread of stained cells through the lymphatic system. Besides the inaccuracy of such methods, it has been predicted that malignant melanomas can bypass the lymphatic system altogether and instead spread through the circulatory system. Because tumor cells are estimated to appear in the...Read full article

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