At ASCO, Growing Data from NGS-guided Cancer Therapy Programs | GenomeWeb

CHICAGO (GenomeWeb) – Research presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology this week included a wealth of data from programs using next-generation sequencing to guide treatment for cancer patients.

The results indicated, as previous reports have also found, that NGS panels and broader sequencing strategies identify cancer-associated alterations in a large minority, and in some cases a majority, of patients, a significant proportion of which are potentially actionable.

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