NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Results from the Phase II SUMMIT trial, presented this weekend at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research in Washington, DC, have upheld the expectation that mutation status, regardless of tumor type or location, can contribute to response to targeted therapy.

The findings reiterate the importance of basket clinical trials that recruit patients not solely based on the location or clinical presentation of their tumor, but on the presence or absence of a particular mutation.

Get the full story

This story is free
for registered users

Registering provides access to this and other free content.

Register now.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

Five researchers are to share this year's Albany Medical Center Prize for their work on the CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing tool, the AP reports.

Stat News reports on how white supremacists cope with surprising genetic ancestry testing results.

In Genome Research this week: sex-biased gene expression evolution in malaria mosquitos, method to find ancient selective sweeps, and more.

Iceland has nearly eliminated Down syndrome from its population, CBS News reports.