NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Center for Medical Technology Policy is funding a project that will develop guidance on evidence standards needed to evaluate next-generation sequencing-based tests for cancer diagnosis and treatment.

The CMTP-funded Green Park Collaborative is leading the effort via its Oncology Consortium.

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