NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Children with a certain brain tumor subtype may benefit from the addition of bevacizumab to their treatment regimens, according to a new study.

A team led by researchers from the Institute of Cancer Research, London used data from the HERBY phase 2 trial — which analyzed how well children with non-brainstem high-grade glioma fared when bevacizumab (sold as Avastin in the US) was added to their treatment regimen — found that patients whose tumors had mutations within genes in the MAPK network appeared to benefit from the added treatment.

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A federal grand jury has indicted Elizabeth Holmes and Ramesh Balwani for alleged wire fraud in conjunction with their activities at Theranos.

Nature News reports that some developers are nervous about GitHub's acquisition by Microsoft.

A direct-to-consumer genetic testing company sent out used spit kits, CNBC reports.

In PLOS this week: comparison of commercial bisulfite kits, new method to predict essential proteins, and more

Jun
19
Sponsored by
Advanced Cell Diagnostics

This webinar will provide evidence for the use of RNA in situ hybridization (RNA ISH) as a replacement for immunohistochemistry (IHC) in cancer research and diagnostic applications.

Jun
21
Sponsored by
Roche

This webinar will provide a detailed look at how a genomics lab implemented next-generation sequencing (NGS) liquid biopsy assays into its in-house clinical research program.

Jun
26
Sponsored by
Lexogen

This webinar outlines a study that sought to characterize the landscape of alternative polyadenylation (APA) in the lung cancer transcriptome in order to gain insight into the role of APA in cancer progression.

Jun
27
Sponsored by
Roche

This webinar will present data from the FLAURA trial and show the clinical utility of liquid biopsy in identifying non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients who may benefit from targeted TKI therapies.