Mouse Avatars for Testing Chemotherapy Drugs

A new way to test chemotherapy drugs

Mouse Avatars for Testing Chemotherapy Drugs
Champions Oncology tests treatments in mice that might not be safe in humans, and gauges the effectiveness of drug cocktails

Innovator: Ronnie Morris 
President of seven-year-old Champions Oncology, based in Hackensack, N.J. 
Age: 47

Form and function: To test combinations of chemotherapy drugs without inadvertently harming a patient, Champions Oncology implants pieces of a patient’s tumor in specially bred mice and gauges the effectiveness of various drug cocktails.

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