Genomics and Cancer

The American Association for Cancer Research's annual meeting kicked off in Chicago this week. At the meeting's opening plenary session, Washington University in St. Louis' Elaine Mardis discussed the emerging landscape of the tumor genome, and said that since Janet Rowley started working on cancer's genomic origins in the 1970s, it has become increasingly clear that genomics has a lot to contribute to our understanding of cancer.

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