Hope for cancer patients without options

Did you catch the story about how fruit flies may hold the key to a cure for cancer?  It’s all about individualized medicine.  By growing tumors in fruit flies that are genetically identical to the patient’s, researchers can then test all currently available drugs ahead of time, identifying combinations that no one could ever hope to anticipate.

Hopeful reports about new cancer therapies start tomorrow

So much cancer related news I don’t know where to start.  ASH started on Friday and continues this week.  ASH stands for “American Society of Hematology,” and the annual meeting rotates among a half dozen southern convention venues large enough close to 30,000 researchers, nurses, doctors and drug company staffers.  This makes ASH the largest gathering of hematologists in the world.