How Sound Waves Trigger Immune Responses to Cancer in Mice

January 31, 2023


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5-15 mins
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Histotripsy, a technique developed at the University of Michigan, offers a two-prong approach to attacking cancers – the physical destruction of tumors via sound waves and the kickstarting of the body’s immune response. According to a study by U-M researchers, this technique can help break down liver tumors in rats, leading to the complete disappearance of the tumor even when sound waves are applied to only 50% to 75% of the mass. It also has the potential to offer medical professionals a treatment option for patients without the harmful side effects of radiation and chemotherapy.

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