Could One Cancer Test Find Unrelated Tumors? Washington University in St. Louis Study

Published: Oct 23, 2013

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Researchers looked at 12 major types of cancer and identified 127 repeatedly mutated genes that seem to drive the development and progression of a range of tumors. The discovery sets the stage for devising new diagnostic tools and more personalized cancer treatments. The study, published in Nature, shows that some of the same genes commonly mutated in certain cancers also occur in seemingly unrelated tumors.

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