Miniature personalised tumours could help you get the best chemo

 作者:蒯殖     |      日期:2019-03-03 10:12:00
GROWING miniature tumours in the lab could help doctors discover the best way to treat each patient, homing in on the right drugs to use. Nicola Valeri at the Institute of Cancer Research in London and his team have shown this by taking 110 biopsies from tumours. These were secondary tumours from 71 people with cancers that had spread from the bowel, oesophagus or bile duct. In the lab, the team grew the cells from these biopsies into miniature tumours, and tested 55 standard chemotherapeutic drugs on each kind,