In Gene Sequencing Treatment for Leukemia, Glimpses of the Future
Second Chance: Lukas Wartman, a leukemia doctor and researcher, developed the disease himself.
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Since: Dec 05
#1 Jul 10, 2012
How many patients have access to 26 gene-sequencing machines capable of identifying genomic targets? The most connected and wealthiest of individuals. Once again we find that expensive, difficult tests seem preferable to inexpensive, simple ones. While technocrats at the helm of oncology research promise to drive the price of these tests down to a level of affordability, everyday, 1,581 Americans die of cancer. Why do we have to wait for those tests that might work tomorrow when we have good tests that work today?
Since: Jan 12
#2 Jul 18, 2012
He was deteriorating fast. No known treatment could save him. And no one, to their knowledge, had ever investigated the complete genetic makeup of a cancer like his. For more information about geneticalliance, please visit our website @geneticalliance.org.Thank you!
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