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Journal of Clinical Oncology recognizes that readers do not always have time to review an article in depth, and yet they still wish to understand how the results will influence their clinical practice or research. To address this need, we offer podcasts that will enhance the readership experience by presenting the key results of high-profile publications in a convenient audio format. Our podcasts are designed to place selected articles into a clinically useful perspective that is easy to listen to in the office or while on the road.

Mar 5, 2012

This podcast will discuss the current role of characterizing KRAS and BRAF in the management of colorectal cancer as well as a manuscript by Popovici and colleagues entitled "Identification of a poor prognosis BRAF-mutant-like population of colon cancer patients". In this manuscript, a molecular signature that characterizes a subgroup of colorectal cancers that behave like BRAF mutant tumors but do not have true BRAF mutations. The research moves beyond analysis of a single gene to characterize a tumor’s phenotype.