Singapore-based Lucence Diagnostics will team with Stanford to analyze sequencing and imaging of liver cancer patients to predict therapeutic effectiveness.
The company said it will use part of the proceeds to repurchase some of its senior notes due in January 2025, and the rest for corporate purposes.
The company said test volume for its Cologuard colorectal cancer test rose 66 percent during the quarter to 292,000.
The team said it will partner with startup Early Diagnostics to commercialize the assay, which integrates DNA methylation analysis and computational technology.
Investigators shared data at an oncology meeting last week, showing that the test has high sensitivity and specificity in a blinded case-control cohort that included early-stage tumors.
Investigators, led by Hong Kong researcher and Grail collaborator Dennis Lo, described a cancer detection strategy using cleavage patterns in circulating DNA molecules.
Biomatrica's sample collection tubes ensure quality preservation of circulating tumor DNA and cells, promoting high-quality liquid biopsy results, Exact said.
Array-based copy number analysis of primary intrahepatic cholangiocarcinomas and matched lymph node metastases revealed a tumor cluster with ties to survival.
The German drugmaker plans to advance the NSCLC treatment in parallel with tissue-based and liquid biopsy companion assays that can identify best responders.
With sequence data for more than 118,000 tumors profiled at Foundation Medicine, investigators tracked PDL1 amplification prevalence and possible treatment implications.
The New York Times Magazine examines gender discrimination at the Salk Institute.
Science reports that MD Anderson Cancer Center has dismissed three researchers over foreign tie concerns.
A second death in gene therapy trial for type 1 spinal muscular atrophy is under investigation, according to Reuters.
In PLOS this week: antibiotic resistance patterns in Escherichia coli, a dozen genetic loci tied to varicose vein risk, and more.