Scientists develop droplet-based microfluidic models to predict therapeutic response accurately and rapidly
May 5, 2022
(LOS ANGELES) – A patient’s tumor cell response to therapy is affected by many factors, including genetic alterations, tumor microenvironment, and intratumoral heterogeneity. This can make it extremely difficult to determine optimum treatment regimens, amidst the ever-increasing number of drug candidates and cancer therapies that have recently been developed. Added to these challenges is the limited timeframe in which treatment decisions must be made after diagnosis – frequently on the order of two weeks or less.