Model of tumor spreading may help doctors pinpoint best treatment -- MEDICA Trade Fair

Model of tumor spreading may help doctors pinpoint best treatment

Advances in personalized medicine allow doctors to select the most promising drugs for certain types of malignant tumors. But what if before initiating treatment, they could go a step further and use a mini-model of the human body to see how each patient's actual tumor responds to the drugs and learn if and where the tumor is likely to spread?

04/01/2016

Photo: Three arrows sticking in a target

Personalized medicine aims to hit the bull's eye in cancer treatment: It wants to find the best drug against the tumor before the treatment begins, thus sparing patients unnecessary side effects; ©panthermedia.net/Chakrit Thongwattana