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Cancer: Reasons for Hope

2022-10-07T04:21:17.664Z

DECRYPTION - Innovative drugs, personalized medicine, robotics, artificial intelligence… The list of advances in oncology continues to grow. The last congresses display a contagious optimism.



First reason for hope: the number of cancer deaths is down slightly in our country, thanks to earlier diagnoses and more effective treatments.

The fact remains that with 380,000 new cases diagnosed each year, cancer remains the leading cause of premature death in France.

An enemy to fight against which research is mobilizing on all fronts.

As in war, you must first know your adversary.

So better decipher the genome of the tumor to better destroy it.

“Thanks to the performance of

DNA sequencing

, we can identify the genetic mutations that trigger cancer, and therefore direct treatment more effectively.

These genomic tests are now essential for the personalized treatment of many cancers,”

explains Professor Jean-Yves Blay, medical oncologist, general manager of the Léon-Bérard Center and president of Unicancer.

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Source: lefigaro

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