Thursday, October 08, 2009

Canadian researchers decode breast cancer tumour DNA

Barry Artiste Op/Ed
Certainly a News Breaking Discovery, one wonders if a Nobel Prize would be in order. I would think Millions of Women the world over would think so, now that this is Breast Cancer Month.

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The finding brings researchers unprecedented information about how breast cancer progresses and shows that the disease is a moving target that often changes the way it operates.

"I never thought I would see it in my lifetime," co-principal investigator Dr. Samuel Aparicio, head of the agency's breast cancer research program, said of the discovery.

The research is the cover story in this week's issue of the prestigious journal Nature.

Researchers with the B.C. Cancer Agency say they made their discovery after decoding the entire genome of a patient's metastatic breast cancer and finding all the genome's mutations.

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