Research

Scientists discover cancer mutations in the unexplored area of genome

A consortium of researchers from the Cancer Research Center of Ontario and the Hospital for Sick Children of Toronto, the Hospital Clínic-IDIBAPS of Barcelona and the Institute of Oncology of the University of Oviedo, have managed to decipher previously unexplored regions of the tumor cell genome. This analysis has allowed to identify two different mutations in the same genome position, one of them present in chronic lymphatic leukemia and other tumors, and the other present in more than 50% of cases of a type of medulloblastoma.