Imagining the Future

US News and World Report's Bernadine Healy imagines how cancer will be treated in 2040 and discusses how close we are today to making cancer a chronic disease whose treatment is tailored to the patient. Healy seems hopeful that the Cancer Genome Atlas project will help elucidate the genetic causes of cancer.

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An initiative from GenomeAsia 100K hopes to increase the number of South Asians in genetic research, according to NBC News.

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