MedicalXpress – One Mouse at a Time: a New Approach to Testing Potential Drugs for Children’s Cancers (Houghton, Kurmasheva, PPTC)

by European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer

A team of researchers in the US and Australia have developed a way of testing potential drugs for children’s cancers so as to take account of the wide genetic diversity of these diseases.

In new research to be presented at the 32nd EORTC-NCI-AACR Symposium on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics, which is taking place online, Professor Peter Houghton, director of the Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute (San Antonio, U.S.), said that instead of conventional testing designs, which use multiple mice as models for rare children’s cancers, the analysis had revealed that it was possible to evaluate.

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