Childhood Cancer and Genomics
Childhood Cancer is the 4th most common cause of death for Children less than 15 years of age in the industrialized world. Cancers are assumed to be multifactorial diseases that occur when a complex and prolonged process involving genetic and environmental factors interact in a multistage sequence. TheCancer Genomics era has brought with it a tidal wave of great improvements in the understanding of Childhood Cancer. The role of non-coding genomic alterations for childhood cancer remains relatively unexplored. Whole Genome Sequencing and Integration with Transcriptome and Chromatin immunoprecipitation sequencing are two methods generally applied by scientists regarding recurring non coding genomic alterations.