The First Personalized Medical Treatment for Cancer?

The first use in a patient of a new discovery: how to keep ordinary and cancerous cells alive indefinitely in the lab. The discovery allows doctors to grow "mini tumors" 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, with materials and methods common in most hospitals.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/story/2012/09/26/bizarre-tumor-case-may-lead-to-custom-cancer-care/57846120/1

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