Stanford study finds that gene panel effectively screens dozens of genes for cancer-associated mutations
- Posted: April 15, 2014
A new study by Stanford School of Medicine, home of the Stanford Cancer Institute, shows that multiple-gene panels can be a quick, low-cost screening method to look for a few gene variants known to be associated with specific types of cancer.
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