Clinical Genomics Laboratory launches FusionPlex® Panel

Solid tumors (e.g. sarcomas, lung cancers, thyroid cancers, head and neck cancers, renal cell carcinomas, mammary gland tumors, prostate cancers, brain tumors) frequently have chromosome rearrangements and gene fusions that are important in establishing a diagnosis, predicting prognosis, and guiding therapy choices.  The CGL now offers FusionPlex®, which is based on next generation sequencing of RNA (cDNA) from solid tumor tissue to detect somatic oncogenic gene fusions involving any of 100 genes associated with solid tumors, without prior knowledge of the fusion partners or the breakpoints of the translocations.  More details can be found HERE.