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First encyclopedia book of cancer knowledge detailing how hundreds of different cancer cells respond to anti-cancer agents.

First encyclopedia book of cancer knowledge detailing how hundreds of different cancer cells respond to anti-cancer agents.

The first volume of a "book of cancer knowledge" has been published.
The "encyclopedia" details how hundreds of different cancer cells respond to anti-cancer agents.



UK, US and European researchers say the data, published in Nature, is a step towards tailoring cancer medicine to a patient's genetic profile.

A team at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute near Cambridge and various cancer institutes around the world have released two papers cataloguing data on hundreds of cancer cell lines.

Professor Charles Swanton, based at Cancer Research UK's London Research Institute told to BBC that This new resource will help speed up cancer research and may well begin to guide further developments in personalized cancer medicine."

The next step will be tailored treatment to cancer patients
Example - Herceptin, a breast cancer drug that works in patients with an overactive HER2 gene

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Cancer: 'Book of knowledge' published

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-17537242


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Friday, March 30, 2012

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12 comments:

Pat Hatt March 30, 2012  

Seems about time they did this, still I'd prob have an ocd fit or something reading it.

Baur March 30, 2012  

I run a few computers 24/7 to help process data for scientists to help find the cure! I really hope they do

cookingvarieties March 30, 2012  

hi sm, this so scary, hundreds type of cancer cells? gosh and practically no cure..that i know and seen.. i never seen any patient who got cured and survived.
kemotheraphy is also painful and kills the good cells too

Kirtivasan March 30, 2012  

Very informative. Realityviews has superiorly intelligent arrangement of articles.

Shaw March 30, 2012  

That should be very useful

Muhammed Tokgöz April 06, 2012  

Hello I'm wondering whether or not I will buy a this book.How can ı find ? I need this book because my uncle is a cancer patient..

SM April 09, 2012  

@Muhammed Tokgöz

thanks. if i find the information i will update the post.