Cornell Study Shows Targeted Sequencing Can ID Mutations in Advanced Prostate Cancer FFPE Samples | GenomeWeb

Collaborating with Foundation Medicine, researchers from Weill Cornell Medical College have demonstrated that targeted sequencing can identify potentially actionable mutations in formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded samples from advanced prostate cancers.

The group published in the Journal of the European Association of Urology this month results of a small study that sequenced samples from 45 patients. Sequencing the samples to an average depth of 900x yielded a number of potentially targetable mutations, including a novel rearrangement involving BRAF.

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