Ultrasound selectively damages cancer cells when tuned to correct frequencies

Doctors have used focused ultrasound to destroy tumors without invasive surgery for some time. However, the therapeutic ultrasound used in clinics today indiscriminately damages cancer and healthy cells alike. Researchers have now developed a low-intensity ultrasound approach that exploits the properties of tumor cells to target them and provide a safer option. Their findings are a new step in oncotripsy, the singling out and killing of cancer cells based on their physical properties.

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