The study also found that esophageal squamous cell carcinomas resemble head and neck cancer, while esophageal adenocarcinomas are similar to gastric cancers.
Eleven new recommendations were issued to address appropriate HER2 testing and clinical guidance in individuals with advanced gastroesophageal adenocarcinoma.
Genome sequencing on more than 100 esophageal adenocarcinoma tumors led to structural rearrangements and three esophageal adenocarcinoma mutational subtypes.
Researchers uncovered ties between a germline VSIG10L mutation, inherited forms of Barrett esophagus, and related esophageal cancer cases.
The company's technology will be used to analyze samples from a large cohort of Chinese volunteers to identify biomarkers for early cancer detection.
Researchers will develop PCR and next-generation sequencing assays for aberrantly methylated vimentin, with the goal of commercializing a screening test.
Foundation's NGS test also found clinically actionable genomic alterations in more than 90 percent of patient samples.
In PNAS this week: role for metabolomics in personalized medicine, vaginal microbiome shift linked to preterm birth, and more.
In Nature this week: recurrent non-coding region mutations in chronic lymphocytic leukemia, sequencing study of Barrett's esophagus, and more.
Independent research teams used exome or genome sequencing to compare mutation patterns in matched Barrett's esophagus, esophageal cancer, and normal samples.
In PNAS this week: carbapenem resistance in Enterobacteriaceae, selection against educational attainment-linked variants, and more.
Technology Review points out that a new US presidential science advisor hasn't been selected.
Researchers find that blood tests might be able to help determine severity of a concussion, Wired reports.
President-elect Donald Trump considers other candidates for director of the National Institutes of Health, Nature News reports.