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When Will Genomics Cure Cancer?

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A conversation with the biogeneticist ERIC S. LANDER [2012 laureate] about how genetic advances are transforming medical treatment

"Eric S. Lander, one of the leaders of the Human Genome Project, a map of the 3 billion letters of DNA that make up a human being’s genetic code, discusses how researchers may soon convert forms of cancer from fatal afflictions to manageable chronic diseases." 

"There are 800 different anticancer drugs in clinical development today. Cancer drugs used to be just cellular poisons, but almost all of these new ones are targeted at particular gene products that have been discovered."

"Cancer drugs used to be just cellular poisons, but almost all of these new ones are targeted at particular gene products that have been discovered."