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Medicinal Cannabis Reduces Opiate Need Among Cancer Patients

A study of medical cannabis use found that for most oncology patients, pain measures improved significantly, other cancer-related symptoms also decreased, the consumption of painkillers was reduced, and the side effects were minimal.

Illumina’s TruSight Test in EU Gets Companion Dx Indication  

Illumina has added a companion diagnostic indication to its CE-marked in vitro diagnostic TruSight Oncology test in the EU that will allow identification of cancer patients that may benefit from targeted therapy with Bayer's VITRAKVI (Larotrectinib).

New Algorithm Speeds Matching Synergistic Cancer Drugs

An algorithm that can accelerate by years the ability to identify synergistic cancer drugs from among thousands of possibilities has been developed using single drug genomic and phenotypic data from public databases.

Micro-Organospheres Offer New Way to Personalized Cancer Care

A droplet-based microfluidic technology produces micro-organospheres from cancer patient biopsies within an hour, using patient tumor, immune, and connective tissue cells.