AACR 2015: Challenges in Mutation Detection

Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015, 10:30 AM -12:30 PM  
Room 115, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, Pa.

Massively parallel sequencing is continuing to revolutionize our ability to detect various types of mutations in tumors and dramatically enhance our understanding of cancer. Detecting somatic variants is still a challenge and many new tools are being developed around the world. Recently, different benchmarking exercises were held and results will be described in this session. In addition, new types of variants and new challenges will also be discussed.

  • Gad Getz. Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center & Department of Pathology, Charlestown, Mass.
  • Paul C. Boutros. Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Toronto, Ont., Canada
  • Ivo Gut. Centre Nacional d'AnĂ lisi GenĂ²mica, Barcelona, Spain
  • Li Ding. Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Mo.

For more information, please visit the AACR website