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SNaPshot: Screening for many mutations at once

from Medscape Medical News

Sending off a tumor sample for a broad screening of genetic aberrations, instead of just a single test, increases the chance of finding a therapy that the patient will respond to, and it might also improve survival, say researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, who are already using the screen in routine clinical practice. The broad genetic screen, known as SNaPshot, is advertised around the hospital with a poster that depicts a fingerprint, declaring: "Our patients are unique. So are their tumors." more


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