Canadian scientists say they have decoded the DNA sequence of one type of tumor, which accounts for about ten-percent of breast cancer cases.
This will help unlock the secrets of how cancer begins and spreads.
The full report will be published Thursday as the cover story in the science journal 'Nature'.
"I never thought I would see this in my lifetime," said Dr. Samuel aparicio, head of the breast cancer research program at the bc cancer agency, an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA). "
"This is a watershed event in our ability to understand the causes of breast cancer and to develop personalized medicines for our patients. The number of doors that can now be opened to future research is considerable."