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Using an integrated omics approach, researchers identified non-muscle invasive bladder cancer subtypes, along with pathways that are frequently altered in the disease.

The company believes the approach could allow researchers to profile tumor signaling pathways via blood or urine samples, similar to how ctDNA analysis is used.

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In Cell this week: post-treatment changes to melanoma genome, multi-omics analysis of muscle-invasive bladder cancer, and more.

Natera said that this research collaboration and others will help it clinically validate its circulating tumor DNA assay Signatera. 

The company said the dramatic increase was driven by a one-time buy-out of patents related to colorectal cancer by Exact Sciences.

The study will perform next-generation sequencing on archival tumor tissue from 200 individuals with metastatic urothelial cancer.

The company's validation studies demonstrate that the assay has a 99 percent negative predictive value, which it believes will persuade physicians of its value.

Neon Therapeutics is sponsoring a Phase Ib trial of neoantigen-based vaccines in combination with anti-PD-1 treatment in melanoma, lung cancer, and bladder cancer.

The test, which detects DNA methylation markers, is being developed as an alternative to invasive cystoscopy, the current standard of care.

Researchers identified rises and declines in disease risk that appeared to coincide with the proportion of ancestry from Mapuche and Aymara populations.

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The US Food and Drug Administration has new guidelines that enable some gene and cell therapies to undergo expedited review, according to the New York Times.

Using gene drives to control invasive species might be too risky, an initial advocate of the approach says.

In Science this week: intellectual property experts argue patent battles such as the one over CRISPR are wasteful, and more.

Researchers have grown tumors in 3D cell cultures to better understand cancer, the Economist reports.