NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The National Cancer Institute said today it has launched new clinical trials that will use tumor sequencing and genetic markers to help determine whether therapies targeting genetic alterations can prevent lung cancer recurrence.

Separately, Response Genetics said it has been awarded a "multi-million dollar" subcontract from Leidos Biomedical Research, a contractor for the NCI-sponsored Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, to handle molecular profiling for the trials. Further details about the subcontract's terms were not immediately available.

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