Finding multiple mutations in cancer:
science vs the media
Nationally renowned oncologist Dr. Maurie Markman, national director for medical oncology at Cancer Treatment Centers of America, discusses a paper found in the New England Journal of Medicine, titled: "Intratumor Heterogeneity and Branched Evolution Revealed by Multiregion Sequencing." According to Markman, "The paper demonstrated ... that within an individual cancer — and even an individual mass in that cancer — one can see multiple patterns, mutations, and pathways that are arranged in an abnormal manner. Of course, we must be concerned about the impact of this heterogeneity on outcome."
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