Personalised cancer treatment on the way

2019-03-01 02:07:04

By Linda Geddes IT IS usually impossible to tell whether someone’s cancer will respond to therapy. That could change with the discovery of a genetic signature that predicts whether a variety of cancers will respond to the most common treatments. This could help identify which patients need drugs and radiotherapy, and which can be treated less aggressively. Andy Minn at the University of Chicago and his colleagues discovered that many cancers show abnormalities in 49 genes,