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Cancer scientists hope genetic markers will reveal how disease develops

Discovery of 'blackspots' in DNA could improve testing – and hold clues to how drugs might stop common cancers<p>The discovery of new genetic markers for common cancers will pave the way for tests that predict an individual's risk of disease and guide how they should be screened throughout their …

Huge cancer study uncovers 74 genetic risk factors

But genetic tests of 200,000 people reveal no clear cause-and-effect.<p>One of the largest cancer genetics studies ever conducted adds a wealth of …

New Gene Therapy Treatment Stops Cancer Relapses In A Week

Previously we’ve told you about advances in cancer research where HIV is used to kill leukemia and genetic therapy can be used to make cancer kill itself. Now there’s still more good news: A new gene therapy treatment not only stops leukemia relapses, it stops them in about a week.<p>Specifically, the …