good news!

cary over at cancer news watch has just given my husband and i the best xmas present ever--the national cancer institute just announced a plan to map the entire cancer genome. this could mean prevention and improved treatment for all types of cancer, but is especially meaningful for acute leukemia patients, as that cancer is almost entirely genetic in cause. finding the genetic aberration that results in marrow spewing out blast cells could mean an END to leukemia for good. maybe we'll see the eradication of leukemia in our lifetimes--what an incredible idea to think about.

read more here.

posted by amanda @ 9:22 AM


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