US scientists have found a way to separate cancerous cells from healthy cells by taking advantage of their adhesion properties. Separating cancer cells for analysis is a critical step for determining the recommended course of treatment for patients.
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Or read the Integrative Biology paper:
Plasma surface modification of electrospun fibers for adhesion-based cancer cell sorting
B. N. Blackstone, J. J. Willard, C. H. Lee, M. T. Nelson, R. T. Hart, J. J. Lannutti and H. M. Powell