Reclassify cancers to improve treatment, researchers say Cancers should no longer be categorised by where they are first formed in the body, but instead by similarities in tumour types, researchers say.
A US-led study of 33 cancer types from more than 10,000 patients found they could be reclassified into 28 clusters that shared similar molecules.
Reclassification would ultimately lead to better, more targeted treatments, said the researchers.
"It's time to rewrite the textbooks on cancer," one of the authors said. BBC News