For a Lung Cancer, Drug Treatment May Be Within Reach thanks to Genomics

The work became feasible only in the past few years because of enormous advances in DNA sequencing that allow researchers to scan all the DNA in a cell instead of looking at its 21,000 genes one at a time. The result has been a new comprehension of cancer as a genetic disease, defined by DNA alterations that drive a cancer cell’s growth, instead of a disease of a particular tissue or organ, like a breast, the prostate or a lung.

For a Lung Cancer, Drug Treatment May Be Within Reach - NYTimes.com

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