Poor Prognosis Indicated by Venous Circulating Tumor Cell Clusters in Early Stage Lung Cancers
Lab Member Vasudha Murlidhar published in Cancer Research (2017)
High-Throughput Microfluidic Labyrinth for the Label-free Isolation of Circulating Tumor Cells
Lab Members Eric Lin and Lianette Rivera-Báez published in Cell Systems (2017)
CTC cluster captured from a lung cancer patient sample on the OncoBean Chip.
Scanning electron microscope image of exosomes captured on the ExoChip.
Unstoppable: Dr. Rhonda Jack's Journey to Becoming a Published Researcher
Lab Member Rhonda Jack featured in Michigan Engineering article

Are We Fighting Cancer Wrong?

Professor Nagrath featured in Michigan Engineering Article

"Nagrath works closely with Wicha and other Michigan oncologists to design chips that can capture and handle cancer cells in different ways, for different purposes. One of her recent projects with Nithya Ramnath, an associate professor of medical oncology, studied whether circulating tumor cells captured from blood could monitor the progression of lung cancer as well as biopsies, which typically involves removing samples from the tumor with a large needle."

We proposed an idea — a really bold idea — that we take cancer cells from these patients through blood samples. We culture the cells, and we treat these cultures with the same drugs that she’s administering to the patients in the clinic.

— Professor Sunitha Nagrath

Read the entire article on Medium.