Genetic mutations of appendix cancer identified, may impact treatment

(University of California - San Diego) To understand why some patients with appendix cancer respond to standard treatment while others do not, University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center researchers, in collaboration with Foundation Medicine, performed genetic profiling on 703 appendiceal tumors -- the largest such study of this disease to date -- to compare mutations present in both cancer types.
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news