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Computer Model Predicts Brain Tumor Growth and Evolution
May 14, 2009
Scientists from Brown University, the University of Texas and elsewhere have developed a computational computer model that tracks brain tumor growth virtually and can be matched to real tumors. The new computer model could lead to specific, targeted treatments for individualized therapy. Details are in the May 15 edition of the journal Cancer Research.
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