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Old December 17 2009, 04:20 PM   #1
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Scientists crack cancer code

Scientists crack cancer code in revolution for patient care


The first comprehensive genetic maps of human cancers have been created by British scientists, paving the way for a medical revolution in which every tumour will be targeted with personalised therapy.
The exhaustive catalogues, which chart every DNA mutation found in a patient’s tumour, were hailed as a milestone in understanding of the disease that will transform the way it is diagnosed and treated over the next ten years.
A decade or so from now, all cancer patients will have their tumours analysed in this fashion to find the genetic defects that drive them, scientists predicted. Doctors will then use this information to select treatments that are most likely to work.

As a survivor of cancer with an acquaintance who is dying of the disease with only days to live, I can say that this is great news.
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Old December 17 2009, 04:33 PM   #2
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It is indeed, thanks for posting.
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