Monday's AACR session kicked off with a plenary session on the future of cancer genomics. The Broad Institute's Levi Garraway discussed the big picture of cancer genomics, saying that although the prospect of curing solid tumors seems far away — and rather daunting — the key to understanding therapy resistance, and therefore to giving clinicians a chance to better treat their patients, is in using genomics approaches. Treatment resistance continues to be a problem, although the advent of combination therapies is starting to address this problem.

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