One and All: This is exactly the kind of passion I am looking for, but first some clarifications.
The research I am speaking of is not on tumor samples post surgery and such but on actual tumors grown in the lab. The great aspect of this approach is that different drugs, combat ions, and strengths can be evaluated in the lab in a near "live" situation. Such an approach can get at the fundamentals much more quickly, and on a personal level, than can be achieved thru long term studies. In the case discussed in the article, the patient, and believe or not one of the researchers, each had a condition that causes recurring tumors with no known or proven treatment method, sans surgery. Success for the individual was achieved by growing the tumor in the lab and hen trying known, different, and new drug theraphies. In the end, a new and different drug was determined to be the best.
I plan to write both the researchers and the oncologist I saw at Mayo, Rochester, MN, to see if I can get them to use the tumors from my lungs tat I exect to ave removed in December as a starting point.
Thanks for he comments back and I will keep you nformed.