Cracking the Cancer Code

Researchers in the College of Engineering create new therapies to fight cancer

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Georgia Parmelee

College of Engineering

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The numbers tell a sad story. Nearly one out of three people in the United States will have cancer during their lifetimes, according to the American Cancer Society. While a cure remains at large, innovative treatments are advancing quickly.

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The numbers tell a sad story. Nearly one out of three people in the United States will have cancer during their lifetimes, according to the American Cancer Society. While a cure remains at large, innovative treatments like immunotherapies, stem cell replacement and gene therapy are advancing quickly.  Screening tests are also playing a role in catching cancer early, so doctors can apply aggressive treatment to send cancer into remission.

The numbers tell a sad story. Nearly one out of three people in the United States will have cancer during their lifetimes, according to the American Cancer Society. While a cure remains at large, innovative treatments like immunotherapies, stem cell replacement and gene therapy are advancing quickly.  Screening tests are also playing a role in catching cancer early, so doctors can apply aggressive treatment to send cancer into remission.

Among those working to change the story on cancer are engineers from across Georgia Tech. It’s not just biomedical engineers, but also mechanical and electrical who are well-versed in biomechanics, diagnostic imaging, microfluidics, sensors, systems design, molecular engineering and personalized care algorithms. While these terms might not conjure up images of healthcare, medicine or clinics, they are instrumental in the identification and treatment of cancer. 

Meet of a few of these engineers working to crack cancer’s code – Fatih Sarioglu, Susan Thomas, and Julie Champion. 

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School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Student and Faculty, Biotechnology, Health, Bioengineering, Genetics, Cancer Research, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Engineering, Nanotechnology and Nanoscience, Physics and Physical Sciences
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Bioengineering and Bioscience, Electronics and Nanotechnology
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Georgia Tech, Fatih Sarioglu, Susan Thomas, julie champion, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, college of engineering
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  • Created By: Jackie Nemeth
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Oct 10, 2018 - 1:37pm
  • Last Updated: Oct 10, 2018 - 1:39pm