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COSMIC: Setting the path for tomorrow’s cancer treatments

18 Jul 2019

From gene discovery, to database, to cancer treatment. COSMIC celebrates 15 years of fuelling cancer research. Have a read of the new article featuring COSMIC on the Sanger Institute blog. By Ali Cranage, Science Writer at the Wellcome Sanger Institute.


Finding that the BRAF gene had a role in cancer was the first success for Cancer Genome Project scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Institute. It was a big success. It has led to improved treatments for melanoma patients whose cancer is caused by changes to the BRAF gene [1]. In some cases, the treatment causes melanoma to disappear completely. Read the full article on the Sanger blog.


COSMIC, the Catalogue Of Somatic Mutations In Cancer, is the most comprehensive resource for exploring the impact of somatic mutations in human cancer. Here on our news page we aim to give you an insight into what we are doing and why. We will keep you updated with new developments and release information as well as any events we are hosting.