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Cancer Scans May Give False Picture of Genes Driving Disease, London Research Institute Study



3/8/2012 8:31:04 AM

Cancer DNA tests give only a partial picture of the genes driving the disease, according to a study that throws cold water on the idea that scanning may quickly lead to highly effective personalized treatments. Multiple scans on kidney tumors determined that mutations in each portion of the malignancy varied wildly, with only one- third of anomalies found in all parts, according to a report in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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