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In addition to treatment regimens, the guidelines include recommendations for molecular testing and surveillance for patients with predisposition syndromes.

The researchers found that 18 percent of pediatric cancer patients tested with MSK-IMPACT harbored one or more inherited risk mutation.

In a recently published study, researchers found NTRK fusions were more common in pediatric than adult tumors and testing for them helped diagnose rare tumors.

The agency approved the drug based on a study that showed an 88 percent response rate in young patients with ALK-positive anaplastic large cell lymphoma.

Researchers uncovered genetic loci that may influence why childhood cancer survivors of African ancestry are more likely to develop therapy-linked cardiomyopathy.

Within the KiCS study researchers found targetable mutations in more than half of the kids, but few actually received drugs based on those molecular markers.

The researchers used tumor and germline whole-genome sequencing, RNA sequencing, and methylome analysis to elucidate the molecular basis of high-risk cancers.

The company's approach combines whole-genome sequencing, CRISPR, liquid biopsy, and gene therapy to target cancer cells with gene fusions.

Use of the drug resulted in an encouraging response when an infant patient received it off-label in a first-line setting.

Comprehensive analysis by a team led by Elaine Mardis has given 93 percent of around 150 pediatric cancer patients at least one medically actionable finding.