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Cracking the Cancer Code

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.