Genomics data increasingly reveal commonalities in cancers

Researchers collaborating on the NIH's Cancer Genome Atlas project are discovering similar mutations in different cancers, which could change how cancer is treated. For example, researchers report commonalities in certain types of breast, ovarian and endometrial cancers, as well as a similar mutation in some endometrial and colon cancers that disables a DNA repair mechanism. In another arm of the project, researchers studied 200 acute myeloid leukemias and identified common genetic malfunctions that will guide treatment decisions.

View Full Article in:

New York Times (tiered subscription model), The · HealthDay News

Published in Briefs:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Director, Corporate Counsel - Regulatory Law
Regeneron
Tarrytown, NY
ISHN - Chief Compliance Officer
Mountain States Health Alliance
Johnson City, TN
Active Implantable Medical Device (AIMD) Product Expert
BSI
Nationwide, SL_Nationwide
Finance Manager - ENT
Medtronic
Jacksonville, FL
Consumer Directed Health Plan (CDH) Product Offering Manager
Blue Cross Blue Shield MA
Quincy, MA