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Rapid autopsies help researchers discover how tumors grow and spread
A rapid autopsy, typically performed within 18 hours after death, gives scientists and researchers a look into molecular pathways.
UW Medicine has used rapid autopsy in the study of neuroscience, degenerative diseases and to research cures for prostate cancer. Dr. Lawrence D. True, of the University of Washington School of Medicine, noted that rapid autopsies speed the learning of molecular pathways of noncancerous diseases as well.