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Genomics revolution can end 'one-size-fits-all' cancer care

Anne Jones


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'Genomics is the key to unlocking the potential of precision medicine' (stock photo)

'Genomics is the key to unlocking the potential of precision medicine' (stock photo)

'Genomics is the key to unlocking the potential of precision medicine' (stock photo)

Over 40,000 new cancer cases or related tumours are diagnosed in Ireland every year, with the disease causing over 9,000 deaths annually.

We know cancer is a corrupted version of our healthy cells. Variants in our DNA change our cells until eventually they grow and divide uncontrollably, becoming cancers.

Imagine if we could identify how precisely these changes cause cancer, elucidating treatments that become focused on preventing the cancer in the first place.