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DNA 'barcode' delivering personalised breast cancer care

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Health Desk-- 28 June, 2018: Advances in genetics are set to transform the treatment of breast cancer, making it more personalised to each patient, Scientists in Cambridge said.

It was learnt that all women there diagnosed with breast cancer have their entire genetic code mapped.

According to the doctors statement it helps them chose the right treatment and predict whether patients are likely to experience side effects.

Whether their cancer is becoming resistant to treatment is being gradually revealing.

By sequencing the tumour we have something like a barcode which gives us the pattern of mutations in that cancer, Carlos Caldas, Prof of Cancer Medicine and programme director at Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, said.

Courtesy: BBC Health