• Question: what is the best thing you have invented ?

    Asked by dannyfry to Ken on 18 Mar 2012.
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      Ken Dutton-Regester answered on 18 Mar 2012:

      Well I have had a pretty small career so far, and not sure if this counts as an invention- but I did help create a melanoma specific mutation panel (MSP) last year. (In fact this paper just got published in the journal Molecular Cancer Therapeutics).

      Basically, the MSP is a panel of common mutations that occur in melanoma patient’s tumours. With this panel, you can use it to determine the most effective treatment strategy using molecularly based targeted drugs (See my profile for an example).