August 2, 2012

AZ Scientists Use Genetic Analysis vs. Disease


The Arizona Daily Star's Centennial salute to science in Arizona runs all summer. Each day, for 100 days, we'll record a milestone in the state's scientific history. Ten years ago, as scientists worldwide completed the mapping of the human genome, Dr. Jeffrey Trent convinced business and government leaders in Arizona that it could be harnessed to find cures for a variety of diseases and would spur the growth of biomedical science in Arizona…To develop Vismodegib, a drug for patients with advanced basal cell carcinoma, T-Gen teamed with the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare and Mayo Clinic.


Arizona Daily Star by Tom Beal

Tags: Arizona Daily Star, Cancer, Dr. Jeffrey Trent, Genomics, human genome, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center, Vismodegib

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