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Precision Oncology Trends

The latest news on precision oncology research trends.

The company will start Phase I/II trials to evaluate the safety and anti-tumor activity of its natural killer cells in combination with Herceptin or Erbitux in the third quarter of 2020.

The field is collecting evidence supporting genomics-guided care but experts are still awaiting prospective data and grappling with other challenges.

Presentations at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's virtual annual meeting included new findings relevant to both blood- and spinal fluid-based approaches.

Two studies presented at ASCO's virtual annual meeting demonstrated the clinical utility of germline findings in guiding treatment decisions in cancer.

Results from the PROMPT registry presented at ASCO showed that 10 to 15 percent of women with variants in genes not linked to ovarian cancer had oophorectomies.

Based on an eight-month progression-free survival advantage in Keynote-177, oncologists said that Keytruda may be the new frontline option for this subset of patients. 

The study will compare whole-genome sequencing and RNA sequencing to conventional diagnostic methods in about 450 acute leukemia patients in Sweden.

A case series in partnership with My Gene Counsel to highlight the challenges genetics professionals and oncologists are grappling with as genetic testing is increasingly used in patient care.

ArcherDx will develop sequencing-based circulating tumor DNA assays for use in AstraZeneca's recently launched Phase III MERMAID-1 trial of durvalumab (Imfinzi).

In an interview, Marilyn Li and Douglas Stewart discuss why ACMG has put forth points that doctors and labs should consider when presumed germline findings crop up in tumor testing.

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