Cancer Genomics at ICHG


Researchers at the International Congress of Human Genetics meeting in Montreal, Quebec, gave an update this morning on the status of some International Cancer Genome Consortium projects, particularly those on pancreatic, oral, and stomach cancer. New sequencing technologies have spurred the ICGC to sequence about 500 tumor varieties to try to find genomic, epigenomic, and transcriptomic changes that occur in those cancers. "It is relatively simple to think about doing cancer genomics," said session chair Tom Hudson from the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research.

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