Ounce of Prevention

Genome sequencing can help identify women at high risk of developing breast cancer and aid in personalizing strategies to try to prevent disease, say researchers from Stanford University School of Medicine in a paper appearing in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, and Prevention.

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MIT's Technology Review reports on Genentech's pursuit of personalized cancer vaccines.

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