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In a step toward personalizing treatments for gastric cancer, a recently published study showed that molecularly defined disease subtypes respond differently to therapies.

Scientists at the University of Edinburgh have identified a pattern of proteins with the potential to serve as an early-stage diagnostic test for cancers of the upper GI tract.

Using gene expression data combined with bioinformatic analyses, scientists at the University of Georgia and China's Jilin University are developing a urine-based protein biomarker test for gastric cancer that they hope to offer as a direct-to-consumer diagnostic.

The Danish firm received FDA clearance to expand the intended use of its HercepTest and HER2 FISH pharmDx Kit to include patients with metastatic gastric or stomach cancer.

Recently, Mao Mao, a research fellow at Pfizer Oncology Research who is working on several different cancer sequencing projects, spoke to In Sequence about the company's use of sequencing in drug development and the hurdles that still remain in implementing the technology in pharmaceutical research.

A University of Michigan team identified gene fusions in the RAF kinase pathway in prostate cancer, gastric cancer, and melanoma. The researchers said the pathway could potentially be targeted by drugs that are currently in development.

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A small, early-stage trial of a combination therapy for brain cancer reports favorable responses in two patients, according to the Guardian.

Nature News writes that viral genomic surveillance in the US faces systemic issues.

President Joe Biden is seeking an increase in federal spending, including higher budgets for the National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In PLOS this week: sex-stratified genome-wide association study of chronic pain, sequencing data from Indigenous Mexican groups, and more.