DNA mapping for cancer11 Dec. 2012
DNA mapping for cancer patients
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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