Researchers hope their novel tumor-buster is pure gold in more ways than one

Stanford biologists and engineers are working with gold nanoparticles to identify tumor margins practically down to the level of the individual cell.

According to an article from the school’s news office, the team has successfully tested the PET/CT technique in mice.

“In the lab we're now getting to a point where we can actually start asking these cancer cells real questions, like, for example, are you responding to the treatment we're giving you or not?” says Adam de la Zerda, PhD, whose work is inspired in part by the loss of a friend to brain cancer.

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