Microfluidics-Imaging Platform Detects Cancer Growth Signaling in Minute Biopsy Samples, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Study

Published: Nov 02, 2010

ScienceDaily (Nov. 1, 2010) — Inappropriate growth and survival signaling, which leads to the aberrant growth of cancer cells, is a driving force behind tumors. Much of current cancer research focuses on the kinase enzymes whose mutations are responsible for such disregulated signaling, and many successful molecularly targeted anti-cancer therapeutics are directed at inhibiting kinase activity.

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