Genome Breakthrough Allows Scientists To Identify And Profile Tumor Cells From Very Small Samples

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Researchers from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in the USA have developed a powerful new technique for analyzing the genome of single tumor cells. The breakthrough allows them to study in fine detail the biology of how tumors develop and has the potential to help doctors identify dangerous tumor cells from small samples such as fine-needle biopsies from the prostate or a non-invasive lesion in the breast,

 

4 Comments

Thu Jun 03, 2010 12:23 AM

Very exciting indeed!!! Is there any specific research being done for BAC lung cancer with this new technology?  I have BAC and am always interested in breakthroughs. Thank you,

 

Linda

Thu Jun 03, 2010 12:37 AM

It will be interesting to see where this small piece of research will take us in the future.

Sun Jun 13, 2010 06:54 PM

My dx is rectal cancer.. and wonder if this procedure would apply to these tumors..

Mon Jun 14, 2010 12:30 AM

Dx UPSC 9-2008. Upon return, salvage is fatal with no known treatments of any combo to have success. Early detention before spreading to multiple areas not currently available. How could this relate?

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