Proving Tolstoy Wrong
Searching to Find How Every Unhappy Tumor Family is Alike
By Anette Breindl
One fact of life in the genomics era is that in some cases, what was once one cancer breast, colon, lung is now a bewildering range of diseases whose anatomical site may just be beside the point in terms of how best to treat them. The situation bears some resemblance to Leo Tolstoy's famous assertion in Anna Karenina that "every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way."