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As the genetic understanding of cancer evolves, Siddhartha Mukherjee says, oncologists will be able to integrate that knowledge to develop more targeted treatment options — particularly as they find commonalities between different types of cancer.
"A breast cancer might turn out to have a close resemblance to a gastric cancer," he says. "And this kind of reorganization of cancer in terms of its internal genetic anatomy has really changed the way we treat and approach cancer in general." View in High-Res

    As the genetic understanding of cancer evolves, Siddhartha Mukherjee says, oncologists will be able to integrate that knowledge to develop more targeted treatment options — particularly as they find commonalities between different types of cancer.

    "A breast cancer might turn out to have a close resemblance to a gastric cancer," he says. "And this kind of reorganization of cancer in terms of its internal genetic anatomy has really changed the way we treat and approach cancer in general."

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    the emperor of all maladies

    cancer

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  1. catsnotcancer:

Gettin’ it on like donkey kong….

Tomorrow: Oncologist Siddhartha Mukherjee won a Pulitzer Prize this week for his biography of cancer, The Emperor of All Maladies. On tomorrow’s Fresh Air, he talks about cancer’s past and future — and new drugs that can kill cancer cells while sparing normal ones. 

    catsnotcancer:

    Gettin’ it on like donkey kong….

    Tomorrow: Oncologist Siddhartha Mukherjee won a Pulitzer Prize this week for his biography of cancer, The Emperor of All Maladies. On tomorrow’s Fresh Air, he talks about cancer’s past and future — and new drugs that can kill cancer cells while sparing normal ones. 

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    siddhartha mukherjee

    the emperor of all maladies

    oncology

    cancer

  1. Tomorrow: Oncologist Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of the book The Emperor of Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, will talk about how cancer therapies are evolving as scientists learn more about the nature of individual cancer cells.

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    Siddhartha Mukherjee

    the emperor of maladies

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