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Midsummer Nights' Science: Curing cancer: Where are we and what will it take to succeed?

Cancers are comprised of millions of tumor cells with molecular changes that bestow upon them the ability to grow and spread. Prior to the genomic revolution of the mid 2000s, we knew little about the nature of these molecular changes, so winning the war on cancer was impossible. In this 2018 Midsummer Nights' Science talk, institute scientist Jesse Boehm, associate director of our Cancer Program, discusses how technological revolutions of the past decade are now providing a roadmap to foster the success of cancer precision medicine, and how the Broad Institute aims to accelerate the pace of this revolution.