A recent investigation by the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Genome Atlas consortium into the genetic underpinnings of breast tumors also offers a glimpse of the benefits of including proteomic data in such analyses.

As they report in Nature, TCGA researchers examined primary breast tumors from a total of 825 patients across five platforms, analyzing DNA copy number, DNA methylation, exome sequences, messenger RNA, and microRNA sequences.

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A European team has launched a four-year study to develop a test to gauge cervical, ovarian, uterine, or aggressive breast cancer risk in women.

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