NCI to Expand TCGA to Up to 25 Tumor Types; Use Next-Gen Sequencing on Childhood Cancers | GenomeWeb

Fueled by $1.3 billion in new funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the National Cancer Institute plans to expand two cancer genome sequencing projects.

NCI Director John Niederhuber said at the American Association for Cancer Research meeting in Denver last week that the institute plans to expand the Cancer Genome Atlas project to 20 to 25 major tumor types.

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