NCI to Expand TCGA to Up to 25 Tumor Types; Use Next-Gen Sequencing on Childhood Cancers

NCI Director John Niederhuber said last week that the institute plans to expand the Cancer Genome Atlas project to 20 to 25 major tumor types, and to apply next-generation sequencing to at least 100 tumor samples for each of several types of childhood cancers under the TARGET initiative.

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