The Genomic Characterization of Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinomas

Friday, February 12, 2016: 3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Harding (Marriott Wardman Park)
J. Silvio Gutkind, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA
To generate an integrated genomic annotation of molecular alterations in head and neck squamous cell carcinomas, The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) network has undertaken a comprehensive multi-platform characterization of 500 tumours with the a priori hypothesis of detecting somatic variants present in at least 5% of samples. The results for analyses from the first 279 patients with complete data will be reported .