A new 3-D printed ‘sponge’ sops up excess chemo drugs

The device prevented a liver cancer drug from spreading through pigs’ bodies, curbing toxicity

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CHEMO ABSORBER  Tiny “sponges” (not pictured) inserted into veins near a tumor could reduce harmful side effects of cancer treatment by trapping excess drugs before they spread through the body.

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