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This new test can detect and locate cancer cells

The new test could help monitor cancer patients' response to treatment. Image: REUTERS/Michael Dalder

Anne Trafton

Guest contributor, MIT News

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Multimodal nanosensors (1) are engineered to target and respond to hallmarks in the tumor microenvironment. The nanosensors provide both a noninvasive urinary monitoring tool (2) and an on-demand medical imaging agent (3) to localize tumor metastasis and assess response to therapy. Image: Liangliang Hao via MIT News

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