A very short introduction to intratumour heterogeneity. | Exploreable

Very much for the cognoscenti or the scientifically inclined, but another reminder of just how complex genetics and epigenetics are, and how many types and sub-types there are given tumour evolution. Concluding quote puts some of the hype over personalized medicine in context:

We are therefore now required to consider multiple biopsies for every case and then develop strategies to find what drives all these subclones, and then devise therapies accordingly. Things have gotten just a little bit more complicated for personalised cancer medicine…

A very short introduction to intratumour heterogeneity. | Exploreable.

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