By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital have launched a genotyping project that will study tumor tissue in a search for cancer related gene mutations.

The project, called Profile, will be open to every adult cancer patient at the Brigham and Women's and Dana-Farber Longwood Medical Area clinics, and in the coming year it will be extended to pediatric cancer patients, Dana-Farber said today.

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