NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Investigators at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research will use a next-generation sequencing panel from Thermo Fisher Scientific to characterize the genomic events associated with treatment failure in breast cancer patients in an effort to identify drugs that can target those molecular changes and prevent recurrence.

The findings from a retrospective analysis of 400 samples from patients with invasive breast cancer will inform a basket trial that OICR is designing with Canadian Cancer Trials Group and planning to launch in the next year or two.

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