Genetic mutations may impact cancer treatment

ANI Aug 10, 2018

Turns out, genetic mutations in appendix cancer are distinct from those found in colon cancer and that mutations in the genes are good predictors of survival among people with appendix cancer.

To understand why some patients with appendix cancer respond to standard treatment while others do not, researchers at the University of California performed genetic profiling on appendiceal tumors to compare mutations present in both cancer types. "For tumors that are rare like appendix...

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