New Discoveries and Honors in Cancer Research

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March 18, 2016
New technique for imaging cells under the skin

Adam de la Zerda, PhD (Damon Runyon-Dale F. Frey Scientist ‘13, Damon Runyon Fellow ‘11-‘12) of Stanford University, Stanford, and colleagues, reported the success of a new technique called MOZART that enables 3D real-time imaging of individual cells or even molecules in a living animal. They were able to provide the first glimpse under the skin of a living animal, showing intricate details in the lymph and blood vessels. The technique could one day allow scientists to detect tumors at the earliest stage, to monitor how a tumor is responding to treatment, or to understand how individual cells break free from a tumor and travel to distant sites. The study was published in the journal Scientific Reports.