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A step toward personalized cancer treatment in a clinical setting

  • Sep 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