Cancer Genomics Symposium

I attended the Cancer Genomics Symposium, hosted at UC Berkeley (

A lot of great research was discussed, but it really struck me that every talk highlighted the importance of understanding evolution if we are going to tackle cancer.

My general take-home messages from the Symposium are:

  • Cancers evolve, so treatments need to keep up.

  • Next-generation sequencing is a sensitive diagnostic tool and allows for earlier detection.

  • Therapies can be fine-tuned as we understand patient-specific and tumor-specific signals.

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