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‘Tumor avatars’ predict patients’ response to immunotherapy

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Source: Netherlands Cancer Institute Tumor fragments in the lab are able to predict whether the corresponding real-life patients will benefit from immunotherapy. “We’ve solved a major problem many scientists had been facing: preserving a tumors original composition and structure outside of the patient in the lab”, says cancer researcher Daniela Thommen from the Netherlands Cancer Institute. On 8 July, the …

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NCRI 2018: Using liquid biopsies to understand cancer treatment

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By: Francis Newman From: icr.ac.uk Testing for cancer cells and DNA in the bloodstream is showing huge promise as a way of monitoring cancers and how they are responding to treatment. At the 2018 NCRI conference in Glasgow, ICR researchers spoke about how these so-called liquid biopsies can guide clinical decisions for cancer patients. A liquid biopsy is a new …