DNA mapping for cancer

DNA mapping for cancer patients

A new project is to be launched in the UK to sequence the DNA of cancer patients and those with rare diseases.
In MDS – this will be a further improvement to better understand why certain patients respond better – or worse – to certain treatments.
BBC News article extract:

Up to 100,000 patients with cancer and rare diseases in England are to have their entire genetic code sequenced.

The Prime Minister will announce £100m has been set aside for the project over the next three to five years.

The aim is to give doctors a better understanding of patients’ genetic make-up, condition and treatment needs, and help develop new cancer treatments.

There are already a handful of targeted treatments – for breast, lung, bowel and blood cancers – where tests for a single gene can reveal whether a patient is likely to respond.

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