Optimizing precision oncology at BC Children’s Hospital

Precision medicine, where treatment is tailored to the individual patient, offers much potential to improve outcomes for children with cancer. However, selecting the right drug for each child remains challenging and new approaches to identify the most effective therapy are needed. In this project, interns will work directly with staff at BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) and UBC researchers to establish preclinical screening of patients’ cancer cells with specific drugs to see which one works best. This study will improve the delivery of precision medicine at BCCH and enhance the contribution of the BCCH Biobank to the development of better therapies for childhood cancer

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Tariq Ahmad Bhat;Georgina Barnabas;Ali Farrokhi
Faculty Supervisor: 
Gregor Reid;Christopher Maxwell;Chinten James Lim;Philipp Lange
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British Columbia
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