This article was originally posted Feb. 14.

The Institute of Cancer Research in London said last month that it is setting up a new center to profile patient tumors using next-generation sequencing that will enable doctors "to develop treatment programs that are tailored to the specific DNA mutations driving a cancer, at that particular point in time."

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