There is hope for new and better individualized treatments for breast cancer.
Researchers have unlocked the genes that cause breast cancer, the most common cancer in women, including 12% of all new cancer cases and 25% of all cancers in women.
This breakthrough discovery, published in the journal Nature and Nature Communications, will eventually enable scientists to create better drugs that are tailored to individual breast cancer patients.
Soon every cancer patient will have their own genetic profile that can be treated with smart drugs.
The days of going through endless rounds of chemotherapy and radiation, may soon be better targeted with less rounds of these treatments, which will be more effective with significantly better survival rates. Now that is the kind of research that moves the world forward.