All our lives are touched by someone who has suffered with cancer. Whilst chemotherapy is of huge benefit in treating cancers, it can be awful for the patient and so it is great to see research in place which will help lead to effective treatment without such horrific side effects.
The first patients have had their DNA analysed in a massive study that aims to help replace chemotherapy. They include three sisters who developed breast tumours within 15 months of each other. The 100,000 Genomes Project in England will look at their DNA, and that of thousands of other patients, to help the search for precision treatments and understand how tumours develop. Cancer Research UK said the project was "very exciting".