Therapeutic impact and routine application of next‑generation sequencing: A single institute study
- Rocío Hernández‑Pacheco Acosta
- María Del Carmen Damas Fuentes
- Nicolás Gallego Pena
- Pilar Soto Rojas
- Carmen Beato Zambrano
Affiliations: Department of Medical Oncology, Virgen Macarena University Hospital, 41009 Seville, Spain
- Published online on: March 1, 2022 https://doi.org/10.3892/br.2022.1516
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