Scientists begin testing drugs for gene mutation linked to multiple cancers

December 30, 2014 4:40 PM

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Scientists begin testing drugs for gene mutation linked to multiple cancers

Scientists have begun clinical trials for the treatment of a gene mutation linked to multiple cancers, reveals a study published Tuesday in the journal Cancer Discovery.

In 1982, researchers discovered that the gene TRK caused a small percentage of colon cancers. In 2013 and 2014, studies linked the gene to at least 11 tumor types, including lung, breast and skin cancer. Modern technology has finally enabled researchers to test potential treatments for these gene ab...

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