Aiming to bring personalized medicine to the Australian health system, a consortium of researchers led by the Peter MacCallum Cancer Center in Melbourne plans to do targeted sequencing of 10,000 formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tumor samples, using Illumina's MiSeq and TruSeq cancer panel.

Additionally, researchers involved with the project, called Cancer 2015, will evaluate whether targeted sequencing in early-stage cancer can help increase patient survival, quality of life, and cost effectiveness compared to the current standard of care.

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