Experts from the UK made a map of the genetic events leading to the development of breast cancer. In the very near future, this discovery should help in the treatment of cancer patients with this disease, tells Internet science portal Nature.
The staff of the center for the study of cancer, Cancer Research has tried to trace the emergence of cancer at the genetic level. It was possible to identify a number of changes in the DNA, prior to the development of cancer. To do this required the analysis of 560 cases of breast cancer and 3 billion pieces of data about the activity of individual genes.
Any cancer is inevitably associated with mutations in the genetic material of cells. Scientists currently believe that a gene 93 of 20 thousand could theoretically turn healthy cells into malignant ones.