Cancer experts believe DNA study could lead to end of chemotherapy
It is predicted that new wonder drugs could kill tumours without harming healthy tissue and make chemotherapy redundant within 20 years
Thousands of cancer patients could be spared the ordeal of gruelling chemotherapy in future due to a major new project to read our DNA.
Experts believe that unlocking the secrets of patients’ genetic code will lead to faster diagnosis and lead to better use of current medicines.
And it is even predicted that new cancer wonder drugs could kill tumours without harming healthy tissue and make chemotherapy redundant within 20 years.
Rare genetic diseases will also benefit from the 100,000 Genomes Project, which is set to combine genetic data with information from health records to give Britain “the greatest healthcare system in the world”.