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Personalized medicine driven treatments in major diseases like advanced melanoma and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) offer important health benefits to genetic subgroups, but can be expensive and may induce severe side effects. Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) simultaneously tests for all relevant genetic aberrations in tumor tissue from individual cancer patients thereby allowing immediate selection of optimal therapy. This approach is likely to improve patient survival, avoid adverse effects, and to assist in controlling health care costs by offering treatment to only those identified to benefit.

The project team consists of a large nation-wide consortium embedded in the Center for Personalized Cancer Treatment (CPCT)/Hartwig Medical Foundation (HMF), covering all relevant disciplines (geneticists, pathologists, bio-informatics, cancer biologists, oncologists, health economists and ethical/legal experts). This approach will provide evidence for decision making on genetic testing for optimizing health and economic outcomes for current and future personalized cancer care.


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