Saturday, September 13, 2014

Fruit Fly Another Tool Against TNBC

Photo from the University of Wisconsin
Researchers at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York are trying the ultimate approach in personalized therapy, targeting medullary thyroid cancer, colorectal cancer, and triple negative breast cancer. 
They inject the common fruit fly with a genetic copy of a patient’s tumor and test “thousands of drugs to see if any of them—either alone or in combinations—eradicates the tumor without killing the fly. The next step: to administer the successful drug cock­tail to the human patient.”  Read more.

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