SAN DIEGO (GenomeWeb News) — Reporting incidental or secondary findings may pose a challenge for the cancer field, a panel at this year's American Association for Cancer Research meeting said.

The panelists particularly focused their discussion on recommendations the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics issued last year and updated about a week ago. Those guidelines list a set of some 56 genes for which variants should be reported back to patients undergoing clinical sequencing.

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