The cancer genome atlas: Clinical applications for breast cancer

Cynthia X. Ma, Matthew J. Ellis

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Abstract

Advances in next-generation sequencing technologies in recent years have allowed in-depth study of somatic mutations in over 1,000 breast cancer samples. The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) is the largest single genome-characterization effort to date. It is remarkable for the integration of DNA sequencing with genome-wide profiling of the epigenome, microRNAome, transcriptome, and proteome for more than 500 diverse primary untreated breast cancers. This article aims to provide an overview of TCGA findings, with a particular focus on their potential biological relevance and therapeutic implications.

Original languageEnglish
JournalONCOLOGY (United States)
Volume27
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 15 2013

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