oral cancer

A study in Microbiome finds that heavy drinkers have an unhealthy mix of bacteria in their mouths.

Under the terms of the deal, MDxHealth and QUT will evaluate and develop the test, which will evaluate abnormal DNA methylation changes.

By analyzing mutations in tumors from a broad swath of tobacco smoke-related cancer types, investigators identified more than two-dozen mutational signatures.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: mutations linked to nasopharyngeal carcinoma, salivary proteins common among oral squamous cell carcinoma patients, and more.

The firm's PCR-based products for HPV-associated cancers look at DNA methylation at specific genes and include several sample preparation kits.

The kit targets several mRNA biomarkers and is the first in a series of salivary diagnostic kits the firm plans to develop for early-stage disease diagnostics.

Researchers saw high recurrence risk in oropharyngeal carcinoma patients with human papillomavirus type 16 DNA in their spit samples both before and after treatment.

Researchers hope to advance the technology to support an assay to help personalize oral cancer treatment by avoiding the development of mucositis.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Canadian molecular diagnostics company Proteocyte Diagnostics today said that it closed a funding round that raised C$605,000 (US$554,000).

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – LED Medical Diagnostics this week announced an agreement to form a collaboration to develop and commercialize a progression-risk assessment test for oral cancer.

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Congress approved a bill Friday that would increase the US National Institutes of Health's funding by $2 billion for fiscal year 2019.

UK's Labour Party calls for a ban on non-invasive prenatal testing for determining sex, BBC News reports.

Sarah Lawrence College's Laura Hercher warns in a New York Times op-ed that more people are going to need help figuring out what their consumer genetic testing results mean.

In PLOS this week: intra-tumor heterogeneity patterns, genomic analysis of Thoroughbred horse origins, and more.