J&J unit, Mass. hospital to develop blood test for cancer

Johnson & Johnson ($JNJ) unit Veridex is collaborating with Massachusetts General Hospital to develop and commercialize a next-generation circulating tumor cell (CTC) technology for capturing, counting and characterizing tumor cells found in patients' blood. And researchers hope the test will be used by oncologists as a diagnostic tool aimed at discovering as early as possible if a cancer has spread, as well as by researchers in coming up with new drug therapies. J&J release | Article