Separate Research Teams Find Evidence of Clonality in SEO Cancer Tumors | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A pair of recently published studies has provided strong evidence that each pair of synchronous endometrial and ovarian (SEO) cancer tumors are in fact genetically related clones.

The studies, published in January in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, provide new insight into a little-understood type of metastasis, and have implications regarding the potential treatment of these cancers.

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