Processing Hereditary Cancer Panels in VarSeq

Abstract

Processing variants related to cancer is an incredibly critical process and a primary goal is to not only assess the variants rapidly but also accurately. A major improvement to cancer panel workflow efficiency is to utilize VarSeq for variant filtering, annotating, and interpretation. In this webcast we’ll cover some important quality assurance capabilities VarSeq provides, multiple approaches to build targeted panels, how to access/utilize numerous cancer annotations, and finally work through the ACMG guideline process on the selected germline cancer variants. The overall goal is to cover the basics of building the cancer gene panel project template so that it can be used routinely in high throughput environments.

About the Presenter

Darby Kammeraad

Darby Kammeraad is the Field Application Scientist Manager at Golden Helix, joining the team in April of 2017. Darby graduated in 2016 with a masters degree in Plant Sciences from Montana State University, where he also received his bachelors degree in Plant Biotechnology. Darby works on customer support and training. When not in the office, Darby is learning how to play guitar, hunting, fishing, snowboarding, traveling or working on a new recipe in the kitchen.