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Next-generation Sequencing of Urologic Cancers: Next Is Now

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Contributors: Paul Boutros, PhD
Eur Urol. 2014 Jul;66(1):4-7. doi: 10.1016/j.eururo.2014.03.028. Epub 2014 Apr 5

Abstract

The exomes/genomes of a few hundred kidney, bladder, and prostate tumours have been sequenced. This sequencing has unveiled new genes that are altered and new opportunities for tumour subclassification, prediction of outcome, and therapy. These opportunities will soon become realities.

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