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Zooming in on genome breakages could reveal hidden secrets of cancer

April 9, 2009
Scientists at IFOM in Milan have uncovered the mechanisms that cause tumours to develop in patients suffering from Ataxia-Telangiectasia (AT) and Ataxia-Telangiectasia Like Disorder (ATLD): rare hereditary diseases that predispose afflicted individuals to cancer. The study opens new avenues for the development of personalized anti-cancer therapies and early diagnostic tests. The research is featured on the front cover of Cell, published online today.
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