Researchers discover each tumor has a fingerprint - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

2/19/10

Researchers discover each tumor has a fingerprint

By Kristin Beerman | email

Edited by Jon Bush | email 

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – Researchers have discovered that each cancerous tumor has its own genetic fingerprint.

This is something they say could lead the way to a personalized blood test to determine whether a person's cancer has returned.  Johns Hopkins Researchers learned this after studying the DNA of tumors from patients with breast and colon cancer. 

Johns Hopkins has filed for a patent on this amazing new technology and they predict it could be available for use in cancer patients within the next three years.

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