Gene change explains resistance of germ cell cancer to chemotherapy in some patients

Extra copies of a piece of DNA partly explain insensitivity to chemotherapy in germ cell cancer, a new study shows. According to research leader Prof. Dr. Leendert Looijenga, "In the future, our findings could help pick out patients with high-risk germ cell cancer, so doctors can offer alternative treatment if chemotherapy does not work."
Extra copies of a piece of DNA partly explain insensitivity to chemotherapy in germ cell cancer, a new study shows. According to research leader Prof. Dr. Leendert Looijenga, «In the future, our findings could help pick out patients with high-risk germ cell cancer, so doctors can offer alternative treatment if chemotherapy does not work.»