World’s Largest Human Cancer Genome Database is Available Now
Fight against cancer has been going on for years and researchers are in constant look out for ways to diagnose and treat the problems caused by cancer better. Earlier diagnosis means better chance at treatment. Recently, St.Jude Children’s Hospital-Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project has released huge number of human cancer genome data that can be accessed by scientists from anywhere.
Previously scientists did not have this amount of data to help their research. The purpose of this release is to better understand the human diseases at genetic level and to trace origins of specifically cancer in its early childhood forms. The data is being offered free of cost by the Pediatric Cancer Genome Project. The record that this center has with it maintains medical information that has entire genome sequenced in each patient’s tumour. This leads to possibilities of detecting even those reasons which have not been looked into before.
The data such as this comes after years of constant research and patient monitoring. In countries, like Pakistan, cancer is a huge problem and most people not being able to afford even the basic treatments. The doctors here can avail this data and hopefully be able to make better treatment for patients. Going as deep as understanding of a disease like cancer at genetic level with a major data center to see earlier diagnosis and treatment is indeed utmost helpful.