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Liquid Biopsy Equal to Tissue to Indicate Immunotherapy Response

Liquid biopsy is just as good as traditional tumor testing at identifying microsatellite instability (MSI), an important biomarker used to predict response to immunotherapy...
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Top 600 Cancer Drug Targets Ranked Using CRISPR

Researchers from the Wellcome Sanger Institute, GlaxoSmithKline, EMBL-EBI, and Open Targets conducted one of the largest CRISPR screens of cancer genes to date.

Genomind Launching Enhanced Mental Health Biomarker Test

Genomind said today it will launch an enhanced version of its mental health genetic test that will feature a new, more focused report and...
Adding blood-based liquid biopsy testing nearly doubled the number of mutations detected in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) compared to solid tissue testing alone

Liquid Biopsies Provide Precision Approach to Ovarian Cancer Treatment

Scientists based at the University of Helsinki reported they were able to use the circulating tumor DNA shed by ovarian tumors to identify clinically actionable mutations and provide targeted treatments to patients.
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Feasibility Study Finds Informative Digital Biomarkers of Dementia

Combining wearable devices, handheld devices and digital apps lets researchers tell the difference between people with early dementia and those without it.
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Foundation Medicine CEO Cindy Perettie’s Top ASCO 2019 Takeaways

By Cindy Perettie, CEO, Foundation Medicine The way ASCO started for me this year set the scene for what was an inspiring and fascinating weekend....
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Single-Cell Analysis of CTCs Improved via New Capture Technology

A team from the University of Michigan has recently developed Hydro-Seq, a new system to trap cancer cells one at a time in a...

Immune System Gene Could Be Prognostic Marker for CRC

The gene, CCR4, was present in higher levels in patients with a good prognosis, even in those diagnosed with late stage colorectal cancer.
Adding blood-based liquid biopsy testing nearly doubled the number of mutations detected in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) compared to solid tissue testing alone

GRAIL’s Multi-Cancer Early Detection Blood Test Delivers Positive Results

Liquid biopsy pioneer GRAIL is a step closer to developing a single blood test to find cancer early.  The company’s candidate blood test detected...
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Single-Cell Analysis Reveals New Medulloblastoma Subtype

Researchers using single-cell analysis have gained new insight into the most common type of childhood brain cancer. The team has pinpointed where in the...
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