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A TMB-high cutoff of 10 mutations per megabase doesn't predict immunotherapy responses universally well across cancer types, according to a paper published in JAMA Oncology.
The transcription-based subtypes could differentiate which SCLC patients respond to treatments, such as immune checkpoint inhibitors and PARP inhibitors.
FLEX will include full transcriptome data paired with 800 data points from 10,000 patients, offering researchers the chance to study diverse patient subsets.
The findings underscore the utility of universal germline testing in young adults diagnosed with cancers that are more common in older populations.
In a retrospective study, investigators saw a survival benefit among head and neck cancer patients with high TMB treated with checkpoint inhibitors.
The tool, which has been validated in two independent patient cohorts, uses artificial intelligence to predict patients likely to benefit from upfront FOLFOX.
SARS-CoV-2 vaccine developers are evaluating further vaccine doses as well as modified doses to keep up with new viral variants, according to CNN.
The New York Times reports that a new viral variant of concern has been identified in New York City.
In Nature this week: spatiotemporally resolved map of the human cell cycle, folding single-cell RNA sequencing into cancer drug studies, and more.
According to BBC News, the global vaccine-sharing initiative has sent its first shipment, which arrived in Ghana this week.