New Technology Tests Tumors Inside the Patient to Find Best Treatment

April 22, 2015 8:00 PM

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WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Two new devices may eventually lead to more accurate, less toxic methods of predicting how well a specific cancer drug might work on an individual's cancer, researchers report.

The goal: to construct a "laboratory in a patient" method for safely exposing tumors to tiny samples of many different drugs all at once, to observe each drug's preliminary impact on the cancer, without exposing patients to the drug's potential side effects.

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