[ RadSafe ] Cancer Cultures

Maury maurysis at peoplepc.com
Sat Sep 29 02:39:19 CDT 2012

Joe, is this the one you referenced?


Bizarre tumor case may lead to custom cancer care
by Marilynn Marchione, AP

It's a medical nightmare: a 24-year-old man endures 350 surgeries since 
childhood to remove growths that keep coming back in his throat and have 
spread to his lungs, threatening his life. Now doctors have found a way 
to help him by way of a scientific coup that holds promise for millions 
of cancer patients.

The bizarre case is 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. ....

On 9/28/2012 4:00 PM, JPreisig at aol.com wrote:
> Dear Radsafe,
>       Hey all.   There's a news item by  Marilynn Marchione (AP) in
> yesterday's Trentonian (Trenton, NJ,
> USA) about doctors/scientists taking cancer biopsy samples and growing them
>   (for long times)
> in Petri dishes or other lab dishes.  They then try out various
> compounds/chemicals to treat the
> cancer cells to kill them.  Designer cancer treatment, I guess.   You can
> read the article, possibly on the
> internet.
>      Have a good weekend...    Joseph R. (Joe)  Preisig, PhD
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