Cancer Genome Atlas http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Wash U Maps Genomes Of Two Major Cancers, Could Impact Treatment http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/wash-u-maps-genomes-two-major-cancers-could-impact-treatment <p></p><p>In separate studies both published today, researchers at Washington University mapped the genomes of two types of cancer: endometrial cancer, and acute myeloid leukemia.</p><p>Both studies are part of <a href="http://www.genome.gov/17516564">The Cancer Genome Atlas</a> project, an effort funded by the National Institutes of Health to study the genetic basis of 20 major human cancers.</p> Wed, 01 May 2013 17:02:18 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 25957 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Wash U Maps Genomes Of Two Major Cancers, Could Impact Treatment New research could lead to better treatment for some types of breast cancer http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-research-could-lead-better-treatment-some-types-breast-cancer <p>Researchers at Washington University used new technology to unravel the entire genetic helix for a subset of breast cancer, called basal-like, and found that it is more like ovarian cancer than other types of breast cancer.</p><p>The study’s co-Leader, Mathew Ellis, said that means techniques used to tackle ovarian cancer could be more effective than traditional methods for basal-like breast cancer.</p><p>“The more we understand about an individual breast cancer the more we can actually treat the patient accurately,” Ellis said.&nbsp; “I like to call this genome forward medicine.”</p> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 00:04:48 +0000 Tim Lloyd 4681 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New research could lead to better treatment for some types of breast cancer