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Engineering Solutions to the Problems of Cancer

 “Engineers “bring a new set of tools and a new way of looking at problems posed by biologists,” says Paula T. Hammond, and are proving integral to advances in cancer diagnostics and therapies. Hammond cites evidence of bioengineering breakthroughs against the disease: the design of micron-sized posts that can identify and capture metastatic cancer cells on their passage through blood vessels; and particles manufactured to act as “smart bombs” for destroying tumors. In this symposium, panelists discuss promising discoveries from labs that are merging engineering and life sciences in the war against cancer.” Watch it at


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