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A structural variant analysis based on genome sequences for almost 800 multiple myeloma cases suggests a IgL translocation present in nearly 10 percent of patients may inform survival.

The TATTON study found a combination therapy could treat some EGFR-positive lung cancer patients who developed MET-based resistance, but the best way to gauge MET status isn't yet clear.

While the study didn't meet its primary endpoint, it showed the potential of transcriptomics to match cancer patients to beneficial treatments.

Concordance numbers and early evidence of clinical impact from a 100-patient first phase were sufficient to expand to another 450 individuals.

Starting with a head and neck cancer patient who showed an impressive response to pembrolizumab, researchers profiled gene fusion neoantigens in several tumor types.

The group published results showing its method can faithfully recapitulate genome-wide measures of DNA repair deficiency using much smaller sequencing panels.

The company believes that blood-based exome sequencing can increase the applicability of its Signatera assays and could serve as a reflex to interrogate detected recurrences.

A Chinese study involving NIPS data from almost two million pregnant women found that a new bioinformatic approach improves the detection of cancer.

Qiagen's test is intended to identify advanced bladder cancer patients with alterations in FGFR3 or FGFR2 genes and who are likely to respond to erdafitinib.

A bi-weekly listing of recent local coverage determinations from Medicare Administrative Contractors.

OncoCell aims to enter the cancer prognostic space with its noninvasive immuno-genomics RNA transcriptomics prognostic platform to help differentiate patients with aggressive forms of prostate cancer from patients with indolent disease.

Evotec will access Indivumed's IndivuType multi-omics cancer database to discover and develop new precision therapeutics for colorectal cancer.

Sophia's STS molecular diagnostic application runs on top of the Sophia AI platform to detect and characterize genomic alterations in solid tumors.

In the JAMA study, researchers confirmed the previously known clinical and genomic features of NSCLC patients in their large clinico-genomics database.

The researchers created a resource of cancer dependencies and developed a framework to prioritize existing cancer drug targets and suggest new ones.

At the ACMG meeting, a Children's Hospital of Philadelphia researcher described finding relatively high rates of hereditary cancer variants in tumor sequence data.

Research presented at ACMG by Invitae suggests that clinically actionable variants in cancer patients are missed by germline testing that is not done with expanded panels.

A NorthShore University HealthSystem and Color pilot picked up pathogenic variants in nearly 9 percent of unselected individuals with a hereditary cancer gene test.

The center received a response to its initial submission to the NY State Department of Health in February and will re-submit by the end of this month.

 

Studies presented at the AACR meeting demonstrated how the registry can be used to evaluate how cancer patients with rare tumor markers respond to treatments.

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