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The Pediatric Cancer Genome Project

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Figure 1: Frequency of cancer diagnoses and leukemia subtypes in children and adults.
Figure 2: Genetic landscape of 15 different types of pediatric cancers determined from whole-genome sequencing of 260 tumors and matching germline samples.

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  • 09 July 2012

    In the version of this article initially published, there were errors in the labeling of Figure 1b. Specifically, hyperdiploidy was mislabeled twice as hypodiploidy, and hypodiploidy was defined incorrectly as >44 instead of <44 chromosomes. These errors have been corrected in the HTML and PDF versions of the article.


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We thank H. Inaba, C. Mullighan, K. Roberts, S. Ramondi, S.-C. Chen, D. Pei and J. Groff for their extensive contributions to and diligence in preparing Figure 1, and we thank X. Chen for contributions to Figure 2. We would also like to thank M. Rusch and P. Nagahawatte for their contributions to data submission to EBI and dbGaP. This work was funded by The St. Jude Children's Research Hospital–Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project, American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities (ALSAC) of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, an NCI Cancer Center support grant (P30 CA021765), the US National Institutes of Health (NIH; U01 GM 92666 and R37 CA36401 to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital), grants to R.K.W. from Washington University in St. Louis and a grant from the NHGRI (U54 HG003079 to Washington University in St. Louis).

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Downing, J., Wilson, R., Zhang, J. et al. The Pediatric Cancer Genome Project. Nat Genet 44, 619–622 (2012).

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