Precision medicine in breast cancer: genetic mutations shape tumor landscape

Written by Louis Gautier, Future Science Group

A Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Grand Challenge-funded study has combined breast cancer imaging with genetic information to produce intricate maps of a resolution smaller than a single cell. The study is a crucial step forward in precision medicine and for learning how the tumor environment can be impacted by mutation. A team from the CRUK Cambridge Institute (UK) have recently developed a technique that allows incredibly high-resolution images of breast cancer tumors to be obtained. Intricate maps of individual patient tumors have been created by combining imaging mass cytometry with vast amounts of genetic data in a huge leap forward...

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