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News on genome-wide association studies, genotyping, metagenomics, basic research in genetics, genomics, and molecular diagnostics.

The program is in its third year monitoring individuals with these mutations to try to detect disease early, understand their risk, and develop preventive treatments.

A new study found that FOXA1 missense mutations were enriched in metastatic breast tumors and were associated with lower response to aromatase inhibitors. 

Therapy was most effective in patients with a diverse baseline repertoire of T cell receptors and an associated expansion of singleton clones during treatment.

One project aims to collect patients' genomic and molecular information in a database, and another aims to tailor treatments based on patients' molecular profiles.

TargetCancer is activating two enrollment sites and setting up a remote consenting process so patients with rare cancers can be seen at local community hospitals.