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Simple test which could revolutionise cancer treatment

 
 

Undergoing treatment can be a deeply disturbing experience for cancer patients, not helped by the often debilitating side-effects of the drugs or interventions being used.

Patients often have to put up with everything from invasive surgery to stomach cramps and their hair falling out as their doctors work to ensure their cancer has been defeated.

But what if there was a test that could tell specialists whether or not a person would respond to the drug in question? Providing doctors with the best possible information to help combat these diseases is what drives an project run by Newcastle company Biosignatures.

The company’s work builds on existing research which has allowed doctors a better understanding of the way the cells and proteins of the body work.

Find out more at www.biosignatures.com