The field of cancer genomics is a relatively new research area that takes advantage of recent technological advances to review the human genome which means our full set of DNAs. By sequencing the DNA and RNA of cancer cells and examining the sequences to normal tissue such as blood, scientists identify genetic variations that causes cancer. This approach called structural genomics may also measure the activity of genes encode in our DNA in order to understand which proteins are abnormally active or silenced in cancer cells, contributing to their uncontrolled growth.
- Track 1-1 Cancer Immunogenomics
- Track 2-2 The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA)
- Track 3-3 The genetics of Cancer
- Track 4-4 Cancer Genome Characterization Initiative (CGCI)
- Track 5-5 Chromatin Immunoprecipitation Sequencing (ChIP-Seq)
- Track 6-6 Copy number variation Assays
- Track 7-7 DNA RNA sequencing for Translocation detection