Mice Genetic Mutations Also Found in Human Head and Neck CancersI have previously written about how gene research has become one of the major thrusts in the medical treatment of disease entities.
Now, there is a report from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The gene sequencing of mice infected with carcinogen-induced Murine oral squamous cell carcinoma was mapped. Then the mutations observed and their metastasis signatures were compared with human data sets from 324 patients with the disease.
They found that the genetic mutations present in mouse tumors were also found in human head and neck cancers. Furthermore, they were able to identify more aggressive tumors with 93% accuracy.
Source: JADA 8/1/2014, vol, 145, no. 8, 802
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