Purdue team makes breakthrough discovery in cancer research

Anne Li                                                                                                 March 18th, 2017


Purdue University researchers made a breakthrough cancer discovery, which may soon be able to detect and monitor cancer without the need for invasive procedures. One expert says it has the potential to increase early detection and success battling cancer. The study was led by biochemistry professor Andy Tao. He is a member of the Purdue University Center for Cancer Research led by Timothy Ratliff. “It’s tremendously important to invest in research,” Ratliff said. Purdue researchers found a way to identify proteins in blood plasma, correlating to the patient having cancer. “They isolate these special little vesicles that are circulating in the blood and when they isolate those, then they can determine the pattern of these particular protein types. They’re phosphorylated proteins that are unique to the various cancers,” said Ratliff. The blood samples used in the study are from 30 patients with breast cancer. But the team is hoping to expand their research.


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