Oncomineassay

Thermo Fisher Scientific launches Ion Torrent™ Oncomine™ Childhood Cancer Research Assay and establishes International Childhood Oncology Network. 

While adult cancers are commonly carcinomas with mutations that accumulate over time, childhood cancers are most often embryonic or neuro-ectodermal in origin and are largely driven by gene fusions. To enable comprehensive analysis of these tumour samples, Thermo Fisher's new Oncomine Childhood Cancer Research Assay combines specific mutations, gene amplification and fusions in a single panel.

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