Case studies: Full-genome scans can help tailor treatment for cancers

04/20/2011 | HealthDay News

Two case studies in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggest that whole genome sequencing could better identify gene mutations that play a role in certain diseases and tailor treatments for cancer patients. In one case study, researchers were able to spare a 39-year-old patient with a type of leukemia from having to undergo stem cell transplantation after finding a genetic defect that would make the drug ATRA particularly effective. Researchers note that cost and the time it takes to perform the analysis are drawbacks to such sequencing.

View Full Article in:

HealthDay News

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Director, Litigation & Investigations EMEA
Gilead Sciences
Stockely Park
Assistant General Counsel/Senior Corporate Counsel
Genentech
South San Francisco, CA
Senior Analyst Compliance
Edwards Lifesciences
Irvine, CA
Legal Counsel
Alcon
Fort Worth, TX
Director, Senior Legal Counsel
Alcon
Fort Worth, TX