Tag Archives: cancer sequencing

Tumor Heterogeneity And The Underlying Genetics

Although this recorded seminar is promoted by Illumina, I still can recommend it as a very good talk about basic concepts on tumor heterogeneity and the underlying genetics. Kenneth Bloom, Chief Medical Officer at Clarient (GE Healthcare) and a pathologist, explains the needs for the application of NGS in clinical lab in a simple and very vivid manner. While watching this video I gained a better idea of the needs of a diagnostics lab and the challenges in developing a diagnostic NGS panel.

Genetics of Cancer

While I was browsing the internet for news on NGS and cancer sequencing, I came across the YouTube link below.  The famous oncologist Bert Vogelstein gave this amazing talk about genetics of cancer over a year ago. To my opinion he outlines very nicely the concepts of oncological marker discovery and how we could/should make use of the next generation sequencing technology. Although it’s a long talk, it is worth while watching at least the first part of the talk.