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Treatment biomarkers for small cell lung cancer have been nearly non-existent, but researchers are beginning to find ones that mark PARP inhibitor response.

The companies will use Freenome's platform to identify cancer patients who are most likely to respond to treatment with ADC's loncastuximab tesirine.

In a Phase II trial, Sophia will look for genomic markers of clinical response to ADC's treatment for relapsed or refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.

With $50 million from Japanese firm NEC, biomedical software startup BostonGene seeks to assess patients' "immune fitness" in the quest for better therapies.

The companies are using Strata's biomarker technology to identify genomic subpopulations of cancer patients who respond to Arcus' investigational immunotherapy drug.

Using RNA sequence data from the Cancer Genome Atlas and the Chinese Glioma Genome Atlas, researchers identified six genes with expression ties to overall survival.

The new multinational consortium, backed by the EU and Canada, seeks to improve understanding of immune responses and uncover new therapeutic targets.

The new, multinational iReceptor Plus Consortium will develop a platform for sharing of AIRR-seq data to advance immunotherapy and precision medicine.