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Cancer treatment takes a giant step forward as scientists crack code

Publié par Clifford Armion le 17/12/2009

Mark Henderson

"The complete genetic codes of two human cancers have been mapped for the first time. The move could herald a medical revolution in which every tumour can be targeted with personalised therapy.

"The exhaustive genetic maps, which catalogue every DNA mutation found in two patients' tumours, will transform treatment of the disease. It has been described as the most significant milestone in cancer research in more than a decade.

"Scientists predict that by about 2020 all cancer patients could have their tumours analysed to find the genetic defects that drive them. This information would then be used to select the treatments most likely to work."

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"Cancer treatment takes a giant step forward as scientists crack code", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), décembre 2009. Consulté le 24/09/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/cancer-treatment-takes-a-giant-step-forward-as-scientists-crack-code