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How Can Genetic Research Improve Cancer Treatments?

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How Can Genetic Research Improve Cancer Treatments?

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How Can Genetic Research Improve Cancer Treatments?

How Can Genetic Research Improve Cancer Treatments?

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Scientists looking at the genetics of cancer cells say tumors — even those of the same type of cancer — vary remarkably from person to person, and so should their treatment. Guests discuss the latest in cancer research, from gene therapy for melanoma, to cataloging the genes associated with colon cancer and breast cancer.

Guests:

Steven A. Rosenberg, head, Tumor Immunology Section, Branch Chief, Surgery Branch, National Cancer Institute

Bert Vogelstein, investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; director, Ludwig Center for Cancer Genetics and Therapeutics, Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center

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