Medical Biophysics

Cancer Diagnosis and Therapy

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Medical Biophysics was founded on the development of advanced approaches for the detection and treatment of cancer. MBP researchers work with a variety of diagnostic techniques such as advanced molecular profiling for the detection of circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA), circulating tumor cells (CTCs) or soluble protein signatures through technologies such as next-generation sequencing and proteomics. In addition, imaging approaches for cancer detection are actively pursued. MBP research is examining new methods of cancer therapy, such as drug repurposing and focussed ultrasound, and methods to improve the efficacy of current cancer treatments, including chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiation therapy, surgery, stem cell transplants and hormone therapy.

Examples of specific research topics include:

  • Cancer Biomarkers
  • Cell-Surface Targets
  • Drug Discovery
  • Immunotherapy
  • Liquid Biopsy
  • Molecular pathology
  • Proteogenomics

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