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By Monica Heger

This story was originally published July 26.

With commitments for the sequencing of 17,000 tumor genomes in hand and 40 projects already underway, the International Cancer Genome Consortium is ahead of schedule to sequence 25,000 cancer genomes from 50 different body sites by 2018.

In addition, new projects have been added, including two by Cancer Research UK for esophageal and prostate cancers, and a brain cancer project from Genome Canada.

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