Medical and Scientific: Study gets a read on cancer key

07 Feb 2020 - Medical and Scientific

A decade-long study sequencing the genomes of dozens of cancers has revealed the secrets of how tumours form and may pave the way for better and more targeted treatment. The Pan-Cancer Project brought together more than 1300 researchers globally to tackle the task of sequencing the genomes of 38 types of cancer in 2800 patients. The findings will help identify difficult to-diagnose cancers, allow more targeted treatment based on the specific driver mutations behind a cancer, and potentially allow earlier diagnosis of developing tumours. The results were published yesterday in nearly two dozen papers in Nature and other journals.

Courier Mail Brisbane, 07/02/2020, Page 7; West Australian Perth, 07/02/2020, Page 26