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A new analysis has provided evidence that adjuvant lung cancer immunotherapy benefits those with lingering ctDNA, but not necessary those without.
Researchers found that some cells from former smokers had mutational patterns more similar to those from never-smokers, suggesting that quitting at any age can be beneficial.
The diagnostic firm has agreed with Streck to incorporate its blood collection tubes into sample collection protocols for its genomic lung cancer tests.
The firm presented the results of an internal validation study earlier this month at a conference, which applied the amplicon-based tool in hematological cancers.
The partners will extend the lung cancer biomarker study to countries in and outside Europe, and see if liquid biopsy could offer benefits to tissue-based testing.
The team anticipates launching its first clinical diagnostic assay, which will detect targeted, low-frequency genetic mutations in lung cancer, in 2021.
In Science this week: potentially pathogenic mutations found in hematopoietic stem cells from young healthy donors, and more.
A genome-wide association study uncovered six loci associated with heavy drinking and additional analysis found ties to other conditions including lung cancer.
Kindstar has also agreed to purchase Genesis systems for use by its scientists to monitor circulating tumor cells and for single-cell research.
The finding suggests that African-American patients may be more likely to respond to treatment with poly ADP ribose polymerase (PARP) inhibitors.
Nature News writes that additional details about the UK plan for an agency to support high-risk, high-reward science are needed.
The New York Times reports that the US Food and Drug Administration has authorized Johnson & Johnson's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.
The Wall Street Journal writes new studies are giving glimpses into the origins of SARS-CoV-2.
In PLOS this week: analysis of Plasmodium population structure, qPCR assay to diagnose scabies, and more.