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The Cancer Genome Atlas

Post by kenobewan » Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:03 pm

The Cancer Genome Atlas

The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) is a comprehensive and coordinated effort to accelerate our understanding of the molecular basis of cancer through the application of genome analysis technologies, including large-scale genome sequencing.

Couldn't find much information about their work on brain cancer, except:

The Cancer Genome Atlas Reports First Results Of Comprehensive Study of Brain Tumors

The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Research Network, a collaborative effort funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), today reported the first results of its large-scale, comprehensive study of the most common form of brain cancer, glioblastoma (GBM). In a paper published Sept. 4, 2008, in the advance online edition of the journal Nature, the TCGA team describes the discovery of new genetic mutations and other types of DNA alterations with potential implications for the diagnosis and treatment of GBM.

[comment - this research forms a pivotal frontier in the war against brain cancer. Watch out for potentially exciting developments in the future as gene research paves the way for new treatments]

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