Tiny Cell-Capturing Chip Could Prevent Cancer Spreading

A new microchip from the lab of University of Michigan biomedical engineer Euisik Yoon captures as many as 10,000 individual cancer cells in tiny chambers. In these chambers, regular cancer cells die, but stem-cell-like cancer cells grow into tiny colonies. The chip could enable close study of these rare stem-like cancer cells, which are believed to be responsible for relapses and metastases in cancer patients.