Saturday, 19 October 2013

Researchers discover new approach to improve personalized cancer treatments - Researchers from the University of Minnesota, Mayo Clinic, and University of Toronto have successfully shown that a new method for targeting mutated cells could create a major breakthrough in a personalized medicine approach to treat cancer.The team's findings are published in the Oct. 15 issue of Cancer Research , a journal of the American Association of Cancer Research.The new research discovers susceptible genes in the cancer cells using synthetic lethal interactions—pairs of genes in which mutation in either gene alone causes no damage to the cell, but where mutations in both cause the death of the cell.

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