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Whole genome sequencing can help guide cancer care, study reports

BMJ 2024; 384 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.q65 (Published 11 January 2024) Cite this as: BMJ 2024;384:q65
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

Linking routine clinical information with whole genome sequence (WGS) data in patients with cancer could help doctors provide them with more tailored care, a large analysis1 has reported.

The research, published in Nature Medicine, found that linking WGS data to real world clinical data can pinpoint changes in cancer DNA that could help to identify which treatments might work best for a patient based on the type of cancer they have.

The study, led by Genomics England, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, NHS England, Queen …

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