Cancer sequencing gets a little more personal

Ludmila Prokunina-Olsson, Stephen J. Chanock

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Abstract

In this Perspective, we discuss a paper in this issue of Science Translational Medicine, in which Leary and colleagues present a new method based on massive, parallel, and near-complete sequencing of individual tumor genomes. Their findings support the notion that cancer genomes house a spectrum of genetic alterations, many of which are unique to the individual tumor. More validation and a reduction in cost are required for this approach to become common in clinics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)20ps8
JournalScience translational medicine
Volume2
Issue number20
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 7 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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