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VUCast: New weapon in cancer war

Jan. 18, 2011, 1:53 PM

Vanderbilt is using a bold new approach in the fight against cancer; learn how each patient’s genetic make-up is creating the newest weapon against tumors. Plus, the app you need before having a baby, and 365 amazing views of Vandy!

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  • How long does the process take from first patient contact, to having their tumor sequenced, to having a customized cancer treatment plan? Is this being done for all cancers – or are they testing it on a select set of cancers that they think will definitely respond?

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