This Week in PNAS

In a study slated to appear online this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from Yale University and elsewhere describe findings from an effort to identify characteristic genomic features of clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC), a kidney cancer that may have sarcoma-like histological features. The team did exome sequencing on carcinomatous tumor, sarcomatoid tumor, and matched normal samples from 21 individuals who had ccRCC showing signs of sarcomatoid transformation.

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