Cancer Genomics for Pediatric Cancers

October 11, 2011

Javed Khan, M.D., a molecular biologist at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) discusses programs such as TARGET (Therapeutically Applicable Research to Generate Effective Treatments), the Pediatric Cancer Genome Project, and TCGA (The Cancer Genome Atlas) that are sequencing the genomes of tumors from hundreds of children and adults with cancer to discover genetic changes causing or driving the disease. Genomic characterization will help clinicians prescribe appropriate treatments.

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