Dr Roger Zemp

University of Alberta

Dr Roger Zemp
Improving cancer detection with ultrasound and tiny droplets

Many scientists are investigating new ways to improve tests for detecting cancer early. One test known as a liquid biopsy involves detecting particles released by cancer cells in easily accessible bodily fluids. However, often not enough cancer particles are released for the cancer to be easily detected. Dr Roger Zemp and his team combined ultrasound and nanotechnology to improve the output and detection of cancer particles that are released into the blood. With further testing, this technique could help detect cancer early and allow people to get access to treatment sooner.

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