COLD SPRING HARBOR, NY (GenomeWeb) – Researchers led by Elaine Mardis at Washington University in St. Louis are applying genomics to guide cancer immunotherapy, specifically developing and validating personalized cancer vaccines using mutational information gleaned from an individual's tumor.

During a translational genomics session at the Biology of Genomes meeting held here last week, Mardis, director of technology development at WUSTL's McDonnell Genome Institute, described these efforts as well as some of the challenges that remain in genomics-guided immunotherapy.

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