NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center plans to begin using gene-based tests for nearly all of its cancer patients to help make treatment decisions as part of a personalized healthcare initiative, it said this week.

The hospital said it will use its newly opened translational research laboratory to support this program, which also is aimed at gathering research data from tumors that may contribute to more personalized treatments in the future.

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