NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Agilent Technologies said today that it plans to collaborate with the University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research in Brisbane, Australia in an exome sequencing study of oral cancer patients.

The goal of the collaboration is to understand the genomic differences between young and older patients and between progressive and non-progressive lesions. Both young and older patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma as well as young and older patients with oral potentially malignant lesions will be studied.

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