Bizarre tumor case may lead to custom cancer care

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 | 5:00 p.m. CDT; updated 2:27 p.m. CDT, Thursday, September 27, 2012

It's a medical nightmare: a 24-year-old man endures 350 surgeries since childhood to remove growths that keep coming back in his throat and have spread to his lungs, threatening his life. Now doctors have found a way to help him by way of a scientific coup that holds promise for millions of cancer patients.