Medical and Scientific: New cancer weapon

04 Feb 2021 - Medical and Scientific

The latest frontier in cancer treatment is seeing Melbourne doctors scanning the genetics of their patients’ tumours to shed new light on their individual disease, saving lives. Although the use of genomics in cancer care is still rare in Australia, the increasing success in finding new and often left-field treatments for patients with few other options is seeing it expand. While cancers are traditionally treated according to their location — such as skin, breast or lung — Victoria’s Comprehensive Cancer Centre specialists are digging further into the genetic makeup of difficult tumours for chinks in their armour.

Herald Sun; 04/02/2021; Page 4; Courier Mail; 04/02/2021; Page 7​