Using Big Data to Target Gene Mutations in Cancer Tumor Cells

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UArizona Health Sciences

There are many potential causes of cancer, from food and the environment to trauma and infection. When it comes to genetics, there is one gene mutation that researchers have linked to more than 20% of lung cancers, 40% of colorectal cancers and 90% of pancreatic cancers. The gene in question, KRAS, is one of the most common “oncogenes,” mutated genes that have the potential to cause cancer.