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Somatic cancer variant curation and harmonization through consensus minimum variant level data

Ritter DI, Roychowdhury S, Roy A, Rao S, Landrum MJ, Sonkin D, Shekar M, Davis CF, Hart RK, Micheel C, Weaver M, Van Allen EM, Parsons DW, McLeod HL, Watson MS, Plon SE, Kulkarni S, Madhavan S; ClinGen Somatic Cancer Working Group.

To truly achieve personalized medicine in oncology, it is critical to catalog and curate cancer sequence variants for their clinical relevance. The Somatic Working Group (WG) of the Clinical Genome Resource (ClinGen), in cooperation with ClinVar and multiple cancer variant curation?stakeholders, has developed a consensus set of minimal variant level data (MVLD). MVLD is a framework of standardized data elements to curate cancer variants for clinical utility. With implementation of MVLD standards, and in a working partnership with ClinVar, we aim to streamline the somatic variant curation efforts in the community and reduce redundancy and time burden for the interpretation of cancer variants in clinical practice.

Date November 1, 2016
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