Personalised treatment for brain cancer

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New Delhi, Nov 15 (UNI) Australian researchers have claimed to achieve a major breakthrough by trying to find out how to personalise treatment for brain cancer.

Researchers have identified five genes which they hope will improve treatment for people with brain cancer.

Doctors would would use these genes as guides to better match patients with certain therapies after tumours being removed.

The research is being presented at a major conference in Adelaide on the development of cancer treatments.

University of Sydney spokeswoman Dr Kerrie McDonald said this is good news for people diagnosed with brain cancer.

''What we're trying to do is find genes that can act as markers, that can flag a certain patient who will respond to a certain treatment. Rather than use the one-treatment-fits-all approach, we're actually trying tailor-make or personalise the treatment,'' she said.

UNI

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