The first volume of a “book of cancer knowledge” has been published, which scientists say will speed up the search for new cancer drugs.
The “encyclopaedia” details how hundreds of different cancer cells respond to anti-cancer agents.
UK, US and European researchers say the data, published in Nature, is a step towards tailoring cancer medicine to a patient’s genetic profile.
A cancer charity said the work would help in testing new cancer drugs.
Cancer cells grown in the laboratory are an essential tool in cancer research.