Using genetic data to predict outcomes

NUS PhD student Lim Su Bin and Professor Lim Chwee Teck from NUS' department of biomedical engineering have pinned down 29 genes that could be used to predict how well patients with the cancer will respond to treatment and their survival outcomes.
NUS PhD student Lim Su Bin and Professor Lim Chwee Teck from NUS' department of biomedical engineering have pinned down 29 genes that could be used to predict how well patients with the cancer will respond to treatment and their survival outcomes.PHOTO: NUS

After trawling through the genetic data of tumours from thousands of early-stage lung cancer patients, local scientists have pinned down 29 genes that could be used to predict how well patients with the cancer will respond to treatment.

These genes could also predict survival outcomes.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 29, 2018, with the headline 'Using genetic data to predict outcomes'. Print Edition | Subscribe