Investigators are studying samples from a group of 100 patients to try to lock down patterns in circulating tumor DNA that can be used to validate monitoring methods for the clinic.
Of the six kits, the team found that Qiagen and Norgen's spin column tools recovered the highest amount of DNA across a range of base pair lengths.
A phylogenetic analysis that included multiple samples per patient suggests overlapping driver mutations make their way into multiple metastases in each patient.
The project aims to use circulating tumor DNA to monitor drug response and resistance in metastatic melanoma patients in order to guide treatment decisions.
The predictor, based on 15 pairwise relations between immune checkpoint genes, identified almost all true responders and misclassified fewer than half of non-responders.
New genetic studies are providing insights into the molecular changes that occur as benign moles transition to melanoma and spread to other parts of the body by metastasis.
The grant will support the consortium's ongoing efforts to clinically validate data analysis software for monitoring treatment responses to cancer vaccines.
Researchers reported that natural killer cells produce a cytokine that recruits stimulatory dendritic cells to the tumor to boost patients' response to T-cell-based immunotherapies.
At least half a dozen cancer phenotypes showed significant associations with GWAS variant-based polygenic risk scores in a new phenome-wide association study.
At the AACR annual meeting, researchers highlighted genomics- and proteomics-informed research aimed at establishing more effective, targeted immunotherapies.
The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.
In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.
Researchers gave a handful of octopuses MDMA to find that they too act more social on the drug, Gizmodo reports.