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ChemoID® utilizes personalized chemotherapy treatment after testing cells

ChemoID® utilizes personalized chemotherapy treatment after testing cells
When you or a loved one is diagnosed with cancer, you want the most effective cancer treatment available. Because each cancer is different, the same chemotherapy drug may not work the same way for each patient. At the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center (ECCC) at Cabell Huntington Hospital (CHH) physicians are utilizing an innovative approach for personalized chemotherapy treatment.
Chemotherapy is a type of treatment that includes medication or combination of medications to treat cancer. The goal of chemotherapy is to stop or slow the growth of cancer cells. ChemoID® is a chemo-sensitivity test for both cancer stem-like cells and bulk tumor cells. It was developed to allow physicians to identify the most effective drug(s) specific to each patient before chemotherapy begins.