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Decoding tumors in search of more effective cancer treatments
Los Angeles Times

Cancer cells are riddled with genetic errors, and each tumor has its own unique set of mistakes. Reading those errors, scientists believe, will help them not only understand how a tumor came to be, but also how best to poison it.

“Every tumor is telling its own story, its own history,” says Kevin White, director of the Institute for Genomics and Systems Biology at the University of Chicago. One by one, he’s reading and analyzing those stories as part of the university’s $5-million Chicago Cancer Genome Project.