Beginning in 2012, we are launching the San Antonio 1000 Cancer Genome Project and we are doing something that no other group or city has done before.
This bold initiative will perform whole genome sequencing on tumors from patients with the 10 most common cancers in San Antonio. The genomic data linked to patients’ clinical course, in a manner that protects confidentiality, will help the researchers better understand which genetic errors are important for prognosis, which respond to currently available therapy, and which ones may be important in the future to develop medicines needed to treat cancer effectively.
Lastly, since no single-institution or researcher has all the answers, we are going to make this data freely available worldwide via the web so that researchers far and wide can study the relationships between these genes and the clinical outcome. This will be an enormous resource for cancer doctors across the globe and will bring fresh ideas from outside the current cancer research community.
To accomplish this project we have assembled the largest team of cancer surgeons, pathologists, researchers, and oncologists with one goal in mind — accelerate cancer research through better understanding of the whole problem.
In cancer research today, we are limited by only small amounts of genetic information, which impairs our understanding of the whole disease and limits good decision-making.
Help us uncover all the genetic information through the San Antonio 1000 Cancer Genome Project, conquering cancer through complete information.