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Dr. Mann posed the relevant question, How can three billion foundation pairs of sequence and identification of the sequence of ~20,000 genes be coupled to clinical utility? She added that it’ll be difficult for molecular pathologists to associate meaning with the data generated by these checks and define a normal genome. AMP additional believes that determining normal variation will be a major challenge when interpreting sequence results from tumor samples. In its feedback, AMP highlighted the next challenges and motivated SACGHS to discuss these regions of concern: Clinical utility: AMP believes a highly effective approach to establishing clinical utility depends upon a multi-disciplinary research agenda and there must be a central repository to submit clinical and analytical data of these analyses to help expand inform the interpretation and scientific utility of outcomes.Troy, M.D., Rene Gonzalez, M.D., Thomas E. Hutson, M.D., Igor Puzanov, M.D., Bartosz Chmielowski, M.D., Ph.D., Caroline J. Springer, Ph.D., Grant A. McArthur, M.B., B.S., Ph.D., Jeffrey A. Sosman, M.D., Roger S. Lo, M.D., Ph.D., Antoni Ribas, M.D., Ph.D., and Richard Marais, Ph.D.1,2 BRAF V600E induces constitutive signaling through the mitogen-activated proteins kinase pathway, stimulating cancer-cell proliferation and survival.2 The clinical advancement of inhibitors of oncogenic BRAF, termed type I BRAF inhibitors, which block the active conformation of the BRAF kinase, has led to a higher rate of goal tumor improvement and responses in overall survival, in comparison with standard chemotherapy.12-14 Research modeling cutaneous squamous-cell carcinomas and keratoacanthomas in mice suggest that these tumors develop from a multistep process whereby an initial carcinogenic event , driven by a chemical carcinogen or ultraviolet-light exposure, is followed by a tumor-promoting event.16 The initiating event in the commonly used two-stage skin carcinogenesis model is an oncogenic driver mutation in RAS, in HRAS preferentially.17,18 In human beings, sporadic, well-differentiated cutaneous squamous-cell carcinomas and keratoacanthomas harbor HRAS mutations at a frequency of 3 to 30 percent,19,20 which is much less frequent than in the mouse model.