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The companies are looking to model gene expression signatures to predict treatments for gastric cancer and improve patient stratification methodologies.
Palmetto has expanded the local coverage determination for the Guardant360 liquid biopsy assay to be used with the majority of advanced solid tumors.
The company's +RNAinsight test, a combined DNA and RNA genetic test for hereditary cancer syndromes, was launched in October.
The researchers estimated that addition of RNA-based testing could benefit about 1 in 43 individuals undergoing hereditary cancer predisposition genetic testing.
In PNAS this week: recurrent inactivation of DEPDC5 in gastrointestinal stromal tumors, taxonomic reliability of GenBank sequences, and more.
The researchers believe that combining liquid and tissue biopsy can improve diagnostic and therapeutic options for cancer patients with acquired drug resistance mutations.
In the studies, the Merck immunotherapy extended survival for advanced lung cancer and stomach cancer patients with high PD-L1 expression.
Researchers built a single-cell gene expression atlas of premalignant lesions and early gastric cancer to find shifts that could portend disease progression.
The subtypes — which were distinguished from one another using proteomic data — were associated with proliferation, immune response, metabolism, and invasion.
The partners will identify patients with gastrointestinal or endometrial cancers who may benefit from immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy using Biotype's technology.
Retraction Watch writes that a cancer researcher has had an eighth paper retracted.
Computational biologist James Taylor has died, according to Johns Hopkins University.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is starting to test people for SARS-CoV-2 antibodies, according to the New York Times.
In PLOS this week: features of tumor-infiltrating immune cells, regulatory effects of SNPs associated with prostate cancer risk, and more.