I attended the Cancer Genomics Symposium, hosted at UC Berkeley ( http://qb3.berkeley.edu/ccb/cancer-[…]s-symposium/).
A lot of great research was discussed, but it really struck me that every talk highlighted the importance of understanding evolution if we are going to tackle cancer.
My general take-home messages from the Symposium are:
- Cancers evolve, so treatments need to keep up.
- Next-generation sequencing is a sensitive diagnostic tool and allows for earlier detection.
- Therapies can be fine-tuned as we understand patient-specific and tumor-specific signals.
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