Every cancer patient could have DNA tested under five-year government plan to cut deaths

The NHS sees an opportunity in sequencing every cancer patient’s genome to prevent premature deaths.

Research suggests that in 60 per cent of cases, the genomes of cancer patients reveal “actionable” data – personal mutations that can shape future treatment.

Future goal is for every cancer patient to have his or her whole genome sequenced. Find out more here: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/cancer-latest-dna-testing-genome-treatment-dame-sally-davies-a7822006.html

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