[ RadSafe ] Cancer Cultures
JPreisig at aol.com
JPreisig at aol.com
Sat Sep 29 10:34:31 CDT 2012
Maury and Radsafe,
Yes, Maury, this is the same article.
Hope you are doing quite well...
In a message dated 9/29/2012 3:39:22 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
maurysis at peoplepc.com writes:
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
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
> (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
> Have a good weekend... Joseph R. (Joe) Preisig, PhD
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