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“We are very excited and grateful to receive this substantial contribution from
The donation includes information linked to cancer therapies and cancer subtyping to help clinical researchers identify relevant information associated with tumor variants gathered from publications and drug labels. The 8,000 associations cover more than 3,500 unique variants extracted from close to 700 scientific publications. It includes 74 drugs associated with 100 cancer types that have been collected over 5 years by a team of scientists. The standards employed for variant curation are similar to those recently published by the
The donated interpretations, with evidence linked directly to their peer-reviewed source publications, will help clinical research laboratories engage in precision oncology. These variant associations are available within BaseSpace Variant Interpreter (Beta), for use in aiding in interpreting the significance of individuals’ genetic variants.
Consistent with draft guidance documents released by the FDA on
“This extensive data set will expand our shared genomic knowledge and enable researchers to design personalized therapeutics which aids in advancing genomics into healthcare,” said Sanjay Chikarmane, Senior Vice President and General Manager at Illumina. “The donation to CIViC and ClinVar represents our commitment to help researchers access and share the secure health data information they need to transform healthcare.”
Illumina is improving human health by unlocking the power of the genome. Our focus on innovation has established us as the global leader in DNA sequencing and array-based technologies, serving customers in the research, clinical and applied markets. Our products are used for applications in the life sciences, oncology, reproductive health, agriculture and other emerging segments. To learn more, visit www.illumina.com and follow @illumina.
The CIViC project is an ecosystem of curators, moderators and other stakeholders that aims to facilitate a collaborative ecosystem of research scientists, clinical scientists, and patient advocates dedicated to creating an accurate and relevant database of clinical interpretations of cancer variants. To learn more, visit https://civic.genome.wustl.edu.
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