head and neck cancer

During the meeting, researchers presented studies on combination immunotherapies and the efficacy of giving molecularly-informed treatments earlier in the disease continuum.

With sequence data for more than 118,000 tumors profiled at Foundation Medicine, investigators tracked PDL1 amplification prevalence and possible treatment implications.

OncoDNA will provide patient-enrollment services for an ongoing clinical study of Kura's head and neck squamous cell carcinoma drug tipifarnib.

With integrated data for thousands of TCGA tumors, teams explored cancer subtypes, searched for prognostic insights, began mapping immune cell interactions, and more.

DCell, a visible neural network, uses deep learning techniques to model cellular behavior almost as accurately as has been observed in laboratory settings. 

Using RNA sequences for thousands of cells, researchers looked at head and neck squamous cell carcinomas and proposed streamlined expression subtypes.

The company is developing a companion diagnostic to identify head and neck cancer patients most likely to benefit from Erbitux.

The company's PD-L1 IHC 28-8 pharmDx diagnostic can now be used in cases of urothelial carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck.

Foundation Medicine's SmartTrials Precision Enrollment program will ID patients with HRAS mutant squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck.

New data now suggests that evaluating PD-L2 levels might better predict response to PD-1 targeting immune-oncology drugs than current tests that only measure PD-L1.

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The Washington Post reports on a Federal Bureau of Investigation plan to place rapid DNA analyzers at booking stations around the country.

In an editorial, officials from scientific societies in the US and China call for the international community to develop criteria and standards for human germline editing.

The US National Institutes of Health is to review studies that have received private support for conflicts of interest, according to the New York Times.

In Science this week: the PsychENCODE Consortium reports on the molecular mechanisms of neuropsychiatric disorders, and more.