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Global project reveals cancer’s genomic playbook

Key clinical point: The cancer genome varies widely between individuals with the same cancer type and during the course of tumor development.

Major finding: On average, patients with 1 of 38 cancer types have four to five driver mutations.

Study details: Whole-genome sequencing of tumors from 2,658 donors with 38 malignant tumor types.

Disclosures: The Pan-Cancer Analysis of Whole Genomes was a collaborative multinational effort with multiple funding sources.


Nature. 2020 Feb 5.