Cancer’s Heterogeneity Modeling tumors’ diversity article

Mar 11th, 2015 | By | Category: Computational Biology, FrontPage, In the News, News

Cancer’s Heterogeneity Modeling tumors’ diversity

This Cancer might spring from a single cell gone awry, but tumors are not monolithic collections of clones. Far from it: They contain many different types of cancer cells, all with their own mutations, proliferation rates, metastatic capacities, and drug responses.diversity pushes the limits of current diagnostic and treatment capabilities. A biopsy might miss a crucial subpopulation of tumor cells; and a treatment that works for one set of cells might be ineffective against another set within the same tumor. Moreover, greater heterogeneity is associated with worse outcomes for several types of cancer… (link)

With quotes from  the CBGSE Director Aniruddha Datta and Mike Bitner from TGen.

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