John M. Furgason

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Next generation sequencing has become a powerful tool in dissecting and identifying mutations and genomic structural variants that accompany tumourigenesis. Sequence analysis of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) illustrates the ability to rapidly identify mutations that may affect phenotype. Approximately 50% of human GBMs overexpress epidermal growth factor(More)
BACKGROUND Findings based on recent advances in next-generation sequence analysis suggest that, in some tumors, a single catastrophic event, termed chromothripsis, results in several simultaneous tumorigenic alterations. Previous studies have suggested that glioblastoma (GBM) may exhibit chromothripsis at a higher rate (39%) than other tumors (9%). Primary(More)
Preservation of genomic integrity is an essential process for cell homeostasis. DNA-damage response (DDR) promotes faithful transmission of genomes in dividing cells by reversing the extrinsic and intrinsic DNA damage, and is required for cell survival during replication. Radiation and genotoxic drugs have been widely used in the clinic for years to treat(More)
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