The Cleveland Clinic is beginning a study to assess the feasibility and clinical impact of using targeted sequencing, provided by Foundation Medicine, to guide cancer care for patients with a variety of solid tumors.

The effort intends to recruit 250 patients over one year who have advanced disease representing one of 15 solid tumor types associated with poor prognosis or relatively limited treatment options including colorectal cancers, pancreatic cancers, lung cancers, and triple-negative breast cancer among others.

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