NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A collection of London research institutes and hospitals have banded together to launch an initiative to develop genetically tailored treatments for thousands of lung cancer patients, the Institute for Cancer Research said today.

The partners involved in the new London Lung Cancer Alliance plan to use tumor sequencing and genetic testing to personalize treatments for up to 3,000 lung cancer patients a year in London and in five other cities.

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