Some Types of Cancers Share Genetics

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By Molly Clifton

A study in the journal Nature finds different types of cancers share the same genetics.

Scientists analyzed more than 3,000 tumors and discovered a handful of common mutated genes.

For example, a mutation in many Leukemia cases was also found in breast, kidney, lung and ovary cancer tumors.

Doctors say the discovery could one day lead to treatments that target these mutations.



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