The Oral Cancer Genomics Project is an exploratory, data-driven pilot study that utilizes next-generation DNA sequencing technology to examine the molecular signatures of oral cancer in the local population in Pakistan. This means tumors from each patient in the cohort will be diagnosed in a more detailed manner by ‘reading out’ their total DNA alongside routine biopsy examination.
The study is led by the Precision Medicine Lab which is a joint initiative of CECOS University and Rehman Medical Institute and is funded by the Planning Commission at the Federal Government of Pakistan. The study has been granted IRB approval by the Research Ethics Committee at Rehman Medical Institute (Ref. No. RMI/RMI-REC/Approval/77 on December 07, 2020).