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Beyond the Biopsy: A Tiny Monitor for Cancer

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DOCTORS doing a needle biopsy to analyze tissue for cancer may one day add a second step to the procedure: depositing a tiny device at the site to report on growth of a tumor — and even the effects of chemotherapy.

The magnetic nanoparticle technology used in the device was developed by Ralph Weissleder, a professor at Harvard Medical School and director of the Center for Systems Biology at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston; he has collaborated with Dr. Cima on many projects.

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