Cancer classification by tumor’s molecular makeup may lead to a better cancer treatments

August 10, 2014 4:32 PM

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Cancer classification by tumor’s molecular makeup may lead to a better cancer treatments

Cancer is a very misunderstood entity, a disease that is many diseases. It is, in fact, valid to state that each cancer is unique in its own way. It’s not that one type of cancer is different from another — this is undeniably true — but also a given cancer is different when it occurs in a different individual. Even the same cancer arising at different times within the same individual can behave quite differently each time.

According to the multiple institute study, including researchers and authors from the University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC), the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF), the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (UNC), and the Broad Inst...

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