Getting to the Mutations | GenomeWeb

Sequencing of tumors and drugs targeted to mutations found in those cancers are beginning to change how cancer is treated, the Wall Street Journal reports.

The newspaper focuses on Kellie Carey, a lung cancer patient who was given a few months to live back in 2010. But through persistence, Carey persuaded her physicians to genotype her tumor, and they uncovered that she had an ALK gene mutation that could be targeted by Pfizer's Xalkori.

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