• Question: How do you plan to cure cancer? :)

    Asked by Sporkypantsapplesauce to Jenn on 10 Mar 2017.
    • Photo: Jennifer Hintzsche

      Jennifer Hintzsche answered on 10 Mar 2017:

      Great Question!

      Our strategy works in a few phases. First we sequence patient’s tumors and find out mutations in their DNA. Next we find drugs that target those mutations to kill the tumors. We can then grow those tumors in mice and see if they work. If they do work we can start a clinical trial to test if it will help patients! We keep doing this process over and over again until we find something that works!