VA Launches Precision Oncology Program in New England with Hopes of Future National Expansion | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A precision medicine program in the New England region is aiming to test US veterans recently diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer on next-generation sequencing panels, provide them individualized treatments, and give them the chance to participate in research.

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