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Genomics: Clinical Implementation

This channel includes news headlines and educational resources regarding the clinical implementation of genomics assays, including development, validation, quality control, standardization, and the practical and commercial considerations for labs adopting these tests. 

The clinic will offer comprehensive DNA sequencing, interpretation, and reporting of disease-associated genes for healthy adults and their children.

The team saw risky mutations in colorectal cancer, polyp, and Lynch syndrome-related genes in almost 4 percent of CRC patients diagnosed at 72 years old, on average.

The Cancer Journal documented 25 cases where inappropriate tests were ordered, variants were interpreted incorrectly, and wrong results were reported to patients. 

The group believes that being able to track ctDNA changes down to the lowest possible levels may be necessary for liquid biopsy to monitor treatment in early-stage cancers.

At the NCI's Childhood Cancer Data Initiative Symposium, speakers emphasized measures such as data harmonization and the need for longitudinal data collection.