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American Society of Clinical Oncology presentations show the unmet need for methods to predict autoimmune toxicities in checkpoint blockade-treated individuals.

The registry collects data on cancer genetics and aims to provide patients with access to quality NGS testing, among other things.

The study will use OncoDNA's liquid biopsy tech to profile and identify treatment options for 100 patients in Lebanon, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE.

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The approach, dubbed ThromboSeq, enables clinical researchers to identify different cancer types by looking at tumor-educated, platelet-derived RNA using RNA-seq.

Researchers found that telomeres were shorter in tumors than in normal tissues and longer in sarcomas and gliomas than in other cancers.

The company signed separate agreements with AstraZeneca, Merck, Merck KGaA, and Pfizer to create the panel, which is expected to help speed drug development.

The company said it will use the proceeds of the financing to continue the development of a technology platform and associated applications.

China-based Burning Rock will develop cancer diagnostics for Chinese patients based on the Agilent SureSelect target enrichment system.

The partners will exchange all information they have on genetic mutations leading to cancer with an eye toward accelerating research and drug discovery efforts.

The company's diagnostic is being used to determine the eligibility of patients with solid tumors to participate in a Phase II trial of entrectinib.

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The partially reinstated US travel ban leaves space for uncertainty for researchers, Nature News says.

Researchers find a number of traits differ by sex and could affect mouse model studies, according to Reuters.

Tweaking the skin microbiome could help address some skin conditions, the New York Times reports.

In PNAS this week: DNA methylation profiles of tumor tissue, gene dynamics in prokaryotes, and more.