A Revolutionary Tool toMonitor Cancer

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.

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