A Revolutionary Tool toMonitor Cancer
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 956 , Segment 3
Episode: Mexico’s New President, Robin Hood, Cancer Diagnosis, Safe Worship
- Dec 3, 2018 10:00 pm
- 16:02 mins
Guest: Ryan Kelly, Professor of Chemistry, Brigham Young University When doctors want to know how a cancerous tumor is responding to treatment, they usually have to take a sample of tissue straight from the growth. Doing a biopsy is painful and risky. But to know if the cancer is shrinking or spreading, doctors need a pretty large sample of cells. BYU chemistry professor Ryan Kelly and his former colleagues at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have developed a technique for getting even better information out of a blood sample, rather than a biopsy.