Doctors have successfully treated an infant with a rare childhood leukemia using a targeted therapy approved for adults with advanced liver and kidney cancer, an example of growing shift in cancer treatment, where the genes, rather than the type of cancer, determine optimal therapy.

Read the Story

Show Top Comments

The future of medicine, maybe humanity, is overwhelmingly informed by genetics.

Pickled_Ramaker

And yesterday Cigna denied my husband’s genetic testing, ordered by his oncologist, because it’s “not medically necessary.” 😒

afrenchexit

My family has a genetic predisposition for cancer. This news gives me hope.

AlphaLimaMike

Personalised medicine, give me my designer gucci baby

YourPappi

Wow, this is a very exciting development.

Son_of_Atreus