[postimg url=”http://static.ready2beat.com/files/images/main/health/sc/scientists_decode_deadly_cancers_report.jpg”]British scientists have cracked the genetic code of two of the most deadly cancers, a development described as a “transforming moment” in the effort to find a cure for the killer disease, which kills seven million people worldwide annually.
Researchers at Cambridge University mapped the DNA mutations that lead to skin and lung cancers. The complete genetic codes of the two human cancers have been mapped for the first time, setting the stage for a medical revolution in which every tumour can be targeted with personalised therapy.
“What you are seeing today is going to transform the way that we see cancer. This is a really fundamental moment in the history of cancer research,” said Professor Mike Stratton, who carried out the studies.