Predicting Efficacy of Drugs against Cancer

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Chemotherapy is an important weapon against cancer. However, some drugs are effective in a particular cancer and others not. In order to predict the effectiveness, scientists have shown how to grow miniature versions of the cancer in the lab in order to test the efficacy of the drugs on these external cells. This way, the patient does not have to suffer the side effects of drugs which are not effective for their particular cancer.

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