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Advancing clinical oncology through genome biology and technology

Anna M Varghese1 and Michael F Berger234*

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York 10065, NY, USA

2 Department of Pathology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York 10065, NY, USA

3 Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York 10065, NY, USA

4 Center for Molecular Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York 10065, NY, USA

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Genome Biology 2014, 15:427  doi:10.1186/s13059-014-0427-x

Published: 7 August 2014

Abstract

The use of genomic technologies for the molecular characterization of tumors has propelled our understanding of cancer biology and is transforming the way patients with cancer are diagnosed and treated.