• Cancer Genome Institute

    Breakthrough Study Advances Fight Against Kidney Cancer

    by  • July 23, 2013 • Cancer Genome Institute, Kidney Cancer, Scientific Research

    Last month, the clinicians and researchers that make up The Cancer Genome Atlas published a breakthrough report on the “Comprehensive molecular characterization of clear cell renal cell carcinoma”. The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) is an organized project sponsored by the U.S. National Institutes of Health aiming to understand the types of molecular (=genetic, DNA-based)...

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    Patients’ Genes Provide a Blueprint for Hope in Cancer Treatment

    by  • April 22, 2013 • Cancer Genome Institute, Cancer Staging, Clinical Trials, Genetic Counseling

    A article in yesterday’s  New York Times (“Cancer Centers Racing to Map Patients’ Genes” April 21, 2013) discusses the emerging importance of gene mapping in determining precise medical treatment. Fox Chase Cancer Center has been pursuing this course of treatment for oncology patients, plotting a genetic “blueprint” for targeting treatment in advanced cancers. The...

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