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Cancer Gene Profiling

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Chapter title
Cancer Gene Profiling
Chapter number 6
Book title
Cancer Gene Profiling
Published in
Methods in molecular biology, January 2016
DOI 10.1007/978-1-4939-3204-7_6
Pubmed ID
Book ISBNs
978-1-4939-3203-0, 978-1-4939-3204-7

Shaw, Victoria, Bullock, Katie, Greenhalf, William, Victoria Shaw, Katie Bullock, William Greenhalf


Robert Grützmann, Christian Pilarsky


Genetic heterogeneity explains variation in predisposition for cancer. Whole-genome analysis allows risk to be quantified, giving better targeted screening and quantification of the personalized risk posed by environmental factors. Array-based approaches to whole-genome analysis are rapidly being overtaken by next-generation sequencing (NGS). In this review the different platforms currently available for NGS are compared and the opportunities and risks of this approach are discussed: including the informatics packages required and the ethical issues. Methods applicable to the personal genome machine (PGM) are given as an example of workflows.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 8 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 25%
Researcher 2 25%
Professor 1 13%
Other 1 13%
Unknown 2 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 3 38%
Computer Science 1 13%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 13%
Unknown 3 38%