The collaboration between the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the Massachusetts General Cancer Center to study the role of genetics in response to cancer treatment is beginning to show results. The study, which began in 2008, released its initial data set, detailing the responses of 350 cancer cell lines to 18 therapeutics. From this, researchers were able to confirm that melanomas with a mutation in the BRAF gene were sensitive to the Astra-Zeneca drug AZ628.

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