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Living tumors offer cancer patients new hope, local surgeon says
Dr. Ken Dixon’s new service expands patients' treatment options
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Dr. Ken Dixon developed a tissue storage and banking process tailored to individual cancer patients called SpeciCare. Dixon's goal is to study living patient tumor tissue in hopes of finding more effective treatment options for each patient. - photo by David Barnes
As a cancer surgeon with more than 35 years of experience, Dr. Ken Dixon was tired of giving patients bad news. Time and again, he had to have the difficult conversation with patients and their families, telling them there was nothing more he could do to rid them of cancer. He didn’t want to have that conversation anymore, so he did something about it.