September 28, 2012 | Publised today in New England Journal of Medicine, doctors can grow "mini tumours" from each patient's cancer in a lab dish, then test various drugs or combinations on them to see which works best. It takes only a few cells from a biopsy and less than two weeks to do. The approch showed promosing results. Personalized medicine works.
Here is the paper: Use of Reprogrammed Cells to Identify Therapy for Respiratory Papillomatosis, N Engl J Med, 367:1220-1227, 2012