A massive and threadbare gene based analysis of cancer was undertaken by the Cancer Genome Atlas recently. Much useful detection was made and the most important was the revelation of secrets relating to the lethal brain tumors. Targeting the glioblastoma multiforme, a form of brain tumor that is common among patients and is also lethal in effect, scientists from 14 global institutions carried out the research.
Following their initial research, the TCGA revisited the area of health concern after a gap of nearly five years. "The first paper in 2008 characterized glioblastoma in important new ways and illuminated the path for all TCGA organ studies that have followed," said senior author Lynda Chin of Texas University.
This latest study report indicates some major technological improvements and characterizes in detail the phases of genomic alterations sustained by the brain tumor. According to Dr Chin the information collected was result of unbiased and objective study and analysis and can help scientists considerably in finding treatments for the lethal disease.