Drug sensitivity testing - new possibilities for personalised cancer treatment

Drug repositioning, the application of existing drugs not used currently against a given cancer, is a way to develop new treatments. In this film you can see how drug sensitivity testing, the process by which patient cells are examined experimentally for response in activity to various drugs, is done at the High Throughput Biomedicine Unit of the FIMM Technology Centre.

Commonly used cancer treatments are not always effective against malignantly transformed cells. Drug repositioning, the application of existing drugs not used currently against a given cancer, is a way to develop new treatments. In this film you can see how drug sensitivity testing, the process by which patient cells are examined experimentally for response in activity to various drugs, is done at the Technology Centre of FIMM, the Institute for Molecular Medicine, Finland.