Cancer knowledge advances and facilitates prevention and treatment

The study advances a map of the cancer genome that could help predict and treat the disease.
The scientific journal Nature has published extensive information on the cancer genome. With these results, it is possible to better understand the characteristics of 38 tumor types and identify them over time. This cancer map can help develop better ways to diagnose and treat the disease.

To prepare the map, more than 1,200 researchers from 70 research centers in 37 countries collected data with more than 2,600 genomes of 38 types of primary tumors. With these data, the working groups were able to study various aspects of this disease, the biological changes related to the development of a tumor.

El conocimiento sobre el cáncer avanza y facilita la prevención y el tratamiento

The experts were able to identify a genetic mutation associated with the development of a tumor in 95% of the patients and, in other cases, between 5 and 10. These mutations, which allow a cancer cell to grow, can be analyzed with more detail for drug development.

The study was able to assess the sequence of cancer development and found that many types of tumors occur decades before diagnosis, sometimes in childhood. These findings can help identify the cancer cell in time to treat it.

The study results also point to personalized responses, as each person may have a different course of disease and respond differently to types of treatment.

The project, called Pan-Cancer, made available this map of the cancer genome with sequence data, computer programs and interactive web pages.

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