Genetics news & views from students enrolled in BIOL 2110 at Stockton University.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Understanding Genetic Differences in Tumors Can Yield Better Treatment
As one of the biggest threats to people all around the world it is important to understand all aspects of this disease. Understanding how different cancer appear and where they derive from would help make treatment allot less painful and save the patient allot of money. Different therapies affect certain patients better than others so if figuring out what the leading cause of the patients cancer can help lead to a more sufficient way of treating that individual. Sequencing codes for genomes that contain mutations or errors that lead to cancer is the first step to understanding how the defect first occurs thus leading to the best treatment for patients.