cancer genome

01/25/2013 - 13:32

Two new mutations that collectively occur in 71 percent of malignant melanoma tumors have been discovered in what scientists call the "dark matter" of the cancer genome, where cancer-related mutations haven't been previously found.

05/06/2012 - 07:08

Scientists hoping to unlock cancer’s secrets face a formidable challenge. Sophisticated research tools have allowed them to peer into the genomes of cancer cells and identify many DNA alterations that may underlie malignancy, yet quantifying those changes is no simple task.