Whitehead Institute ‘Screen’ Detects Mutations Linked to Drug Resistance

Researchers at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research said they have devised a way to identify gene mutations responsible for resistance to certain targeted cancer drugs before they are prescribed.

Scientists said the screen can identify mutations that cause patients with chronic myeloid leukemia to become resistant to Gleevec. The drug targets the protein produced by BCR/ABL, the gene that causes this rare form of leukemia.

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