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Researchers at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research discussed their efforts to use genomics to protect patients from radiotherapy toxicity.

The results of the MINDACT trial, presented at AACR this week, should sway US guidelines bodies to recommend the test as a predictive tool.

Researchers at the AACR meeting discussed how the law's provisions have affected research into and prevention of cancer, and debated ideas on how to share data.

Sage is handling the initial data processing and cleaning for the consortium, while MSKCC is providing infrastructure for hosting the data.

The initial phase of GENIE, which stands for Genomics, Evidence, Neoplasia, Information, Exchange, involves seven founding members and two informatics partners.

Clinical applications for the approach are already at hand, and are poised to expand as companies solidify the clinical validity and utility data behind their platforms.

The research may lay the groundwork for a noninvasive test for GI or other types of cancer without prior knowledge of which organ is affected.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The American Association for Cancer Research today urged the US Food and Drug Administration to start actively regulating "high risk" lab developed tests that doctors are using to make decisions about how to treat their cancer patients.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and the American Association for Cancer Research have provided $400,000 to fund two researchers who are using genomic approaches to better understand and develop methods for combating pancreatic cancer.

SAN DIEGO (GenomeWeb News) — MicroRNAs are cropping up in different aspects of cancer research, according to a session at the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting held here this week.

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