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Public Health England to launch largest cancer database

| | June 14, 2013

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The world’s largest database of cancer patients is being set up in England in an attempt to revolutionize care, Public Health England has announced.

It will collate all the available data on each of the 350,000 new tumors detected in the country each year. The aim is to use the register to help usher in an era of “personalized medicine” that will see treatments matched to the exact type of cancer a patient has.

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