Organizers Chart TCGA Progress at AACR | GenomeWeb

DENVER (GenomeWeb News) – As researchers get ready to wrap up the pilot phase of the Cancer Genome Atlas later this year, they're gearing up for the second phase of the project, which will likely involve sequencing roughly 20 to 25 tumor types in the next five years. Second-generation sequencing methods are playing an increasing role in this effort, attendees heard at the American Association for Cancer Research meeting here in Denver yesterday.

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