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A Samsung University team found that mutation load measured with the Guardant360 liquid biopsy assay predicted response as well as tissue-based TMB.

New genetic studies are providing insights into the molecular changes that occur as benign moles transition to melanoma and spread to other parts of the body by metastasis.

Researchers analyzed germline mutations in 256 kidney cancer patients and found mutations that would have been missed, including therapeutically relevant ones.

Researchers affiliated with the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network found that treatment based on patient molecular profiles improved progression-free survival.

A new analysis of immune cells in breast carcinomas and matched blood, breast, and lymph tissue uncovered phenotypic expansions in tumor immune cell populations.

On the heels of the WINTHER study, the consortium has planned a new trial called MERCURY, and will launch a blood and tissue repository.

The NCI will launch a lab network to provide researchers with centralized assays for conducting genomic and pharmacodynamic analysis for molecularly targeted drugs.

Two new studies have uncovered expression-defined T cell subsets that seem to coincide with better or worse outcomes in breast cancer or non-small cell lung cancer.

Genome and RNA sequencing led to recurrent EGFR and BRAF rearrangements in cryptogenic congenital mesoblastic nephroma and infantile fibrosarcoma soft tumors.

With sequence data for more than 118,000 tumors profiled at Foundation Medicine, investigators tracked PDL1 amplification prevalence and possible treatment implications.

New tumor profiling papers stemming from prior clinical trials led to informative mutations in early-stage, ER+/HER2- breast cancer and lung squamous cell carcinoma.

Exome sequencing on tumors from metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer cases responding to immunotherapy led to homologous recombination defects.

Though there are few direct hints at how the company plans to translate its findings to a clinical test, its early data has captured the attention of the cancer community.

At ASCO, researchers presented on the WINTHER trial, which despite setbacks showed that both DNA and RNA analysis can be used to guide personalized treatment strategies.

In a pan-cancer analysis, Lynch syndrome genes were mutated more often than anticipated in tumors with high or intermediate levels of microsatellite instability.

This data is helping the agency understand how precision oncology drugs and tests are prescribed outside of clinical trials and in the broader cancer community.

A phase 1 study from MD Anderson saw a modest increase in overall and progression-free survival in cancer patients molecularly matched to treatment.

Researchers found that some molecularly defined subsets of patients responded to targeted drugs while others didn't.

Informaticians at Spain's National Cancer Research Centre develop a methodology for evaluating likely drug efficacy based on specific patient genotypes.

The study combined large-scale protein post-translational modification datasets with protein-protein interaction data to profile cell signaling in lung cancer.

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