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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

A new lease on life for prostate tissue

What if a prostate cancer patient could learn which anti-cancer treatments would work best for him without having to swallow a single pill or endure a single intravenous line or injection? Research from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey involving the development of human organoid prostate models could have implications for how future therapy is guided for some of this population, say investigators. At focus is the development of prostate stem cell-derived organoids, the size of a pinhead, that were developed from prostate cancer biopsy and resected tissue taken from patients with early-stage and advanced prostate cancer.

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