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 TCGA researchers identify four subtypes of stomach cancer

Read more Bethesda, Md., Wed., July 23, 2014 - Stomach cancers fall into four distinct molecular subtypes researchers with The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Network have found. In the study, published online July 23, 2014, in Nature, the scientists report that this discovery could change how researchers think about developing treatments for stomach cancer, also called gastric cancers or gastric adenocarcinomas. Read more

Study identifies novel genomic changes in the most common type of lung cancer

Read more Bethesda, Md., Wed., July 9, 2014 -  Researchers from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Research Network have identified novel mutations in a well-known cancer-causing pathway in lung adenocarcinoma, the most common subtype of lung cancer. Knowledge of these genomic changes may expand the number of possible therapeutic targets for this disease and potentially identify a greater number of patients with treatable mutations because many potent cancer drugs that target these mutations already exist. Read more
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Genome Advance of the Month

Researchers probe inner workings of ancient human genomes, compare them to humansRead more

Recent advances in the study of ancient genomes and their patterns of decay now allow scientists to study parts of the epigenetic code in our ancient forbears so that we can compare it to patterns seen in present-day humans. May's Genome Advance of the Month describes a study in Science that reconstructed parts of the epigenetic code in both Neanderthals and Denisovans. Read more

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Last Updated: July 23, 2014