By Adam Bonislawski

Sourcing of patient samples proved a main area of interest for researchers gathering at the Clinical Proteomic Technologies for Cancer initiative's pre-application meeting this month in Bethesda, Md.

The several dozen scientists attending raised a variety of questions, including what tumor types would be investigated, the requirements for bringing in outside samples, and the formats of the samples to be studied.

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