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  • Tumor organoids form 'training school for T cells

    Researchers from the NKI and others have shown in Cell (9 August 2018) that it is possible to obtain T cells from the bloodstream of a cancer patient and expand them in a dish together with a tumor organoid from the same patient. The immune cells develop the ability to kill the tumor cells and to reduce organoid size, while leaving healthy control tissue of the same patient untouched. Cell, 9 August 2018.

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  • Flexible lymph node detector successful in prostate cancer patients

    Researchers at Leiden University Medical Centre (LUMC),the commercial enterprise Eurorad and the Antoni van Leeuwenhoek hospital have something to celebrate. The flexible DROP-IN gamma probe that they have developed to track down radioactive lymph nodes has been used safely and successfully in prostate cancer patients. The researchers are reporting their findings in the European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.

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