In the first of a three part series, Gina Kolata of the New York Times takes readers to the frontiers of medical research where scientists are using the most advanced genetic techniques to battle cancer. She tells the story of a brilliant young doctor, a leukemia specialist, who himself gets the disease.
Dr. Lukas Wartman’s colleagues at Washington University lead a last ditch effort to save his life. They fully sequenced the genes for his cancer cells and healthy cells and found a culprit that led them to a treatment that had never been tried before for his cancer.
His is a story of hope and uncertainty.
About This E-Mail
You received this message because you are signed up to receive breaking news alerts from NYTimes.com.
To change your e-mail address or to sign up for daily headlines or other
newsletters, go to:
620 Eighth Ave.
New York, NY 10018
Copyright 2012 The New York Times Company