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Battling Cancer with Big Data
Rutgers collaboration demonstrates the promise of precision medicine

by Dashboard Insight, Dashboard InsightMonday, December 9, 2013

Michele Fisher and Carl Blesch write on how big data is being used to help to combat cancer:

Throughout most of human history, a cancer diagnosis was considered a death sentence – a fatal forecast of physical deterioration as mutant cells aggressively attacked the victim’s body.

One of the most significant recent breakthroughs in the war on cancer is the rise of precision medicine, the painstaking process of identifying the tiniest molecular and genomic details within a cancer, then using those details to fine-tune treatment.

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Source: Rutgers

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