UTA Researcher Patents 'Roach Motel' for Cancer

UTA Researcher Patents 'Roach Motel' for Cancer

The University of Texas at Arlington has successfully patented in Europe an implantable medical device that attracts and kills circulating cancer cells that was invented by a faculty member. This cancer trap can be used for early diagnosis and treatment of metastasized cancer. "Our cancer trap works just like a roach motel, where you put in some bait and the roach goes there and dies," said Liping Tang, UTA bioengineering professor and leader of the research. "We are putting biological agents in a cancer trap to attract and kill cancer cells. "This method is effective for both diagnosing and treating...

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