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Engineers Develop Wearable to Monitor Tumor Size

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The FAST system measures tumor size regression and is a new way to test the efficacy of cancer drugs.

Credit: Alex Abramson/Bao Group/Stanford University

Stanford University engineers have designed a wearable device that can measure the size of tumors.

The researchers say the battery-powered Flexible Autonomous Sensor measuring Tumors (FAST) device can monitor cancer drug effectiveness with great accuracy.

FAST uses a stretchable, flexible sensor embedded with gold circuitry and linked to a small electronic backpack to measure strain on the polymer membrane.

The device can wirelessly transmit this data to a smartphone application in real time.

The backpack allows potential therapies connected to tumor size regression to be quickly ruled out or accelerated for further investigation.

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