Good news - Unlocking the entire genetic code of cancer
Scientists have unlocked the entire genetic code of two of the most common cancers - skin and lung - a move they say could revolutionise cancer care.
Not only will the cancer maps pave the way for blood tests to spot tumours far earlier, they will also yield new drug targets, says the Wellcome Trust team. . .
Professor Michael Stratton, who is the UK lead, said: . . ."By identifying all the cancer genes we will be able to develop new drugs that target the specific mutated genes and work out which patients will benefit from these novel treatments.
It all started half a century ago at Cambridge University with the discovery of the structure of DNA.