The ability to effectively use FFPE tissue opens up a large number of clinical samples for analysis, many with quality data on patient demographics, treatment, and outcomes.
The researchers used a combination of genomic, transcriptomic, and proteomic analyses to study mechanisms of resistance to the pan-PI3K inhibitor buparlisib.
Called LinkedOmics, the resource features three modules for analyzing multi-omic data collected in projects encompassing 11,158 patients and 32 cancer types.
The organization named the institutions that will be performing the proteomic and proteogenomic analyses planned to for the five-year, $65 million effort.
Researcher Amanda Paulovich will develop multiple-reaction monitoring mass spectrometry assays and apply them to samples from cancer patients in the program.
The researchers found that using proteomic data in addition to mRNA data to predict gene function improves upon traditional transcriptomic approaches.
According to NCI, the MOUs will facilitate the coordination of research and sharing of data and tests for use by scientists and oncologists around the world.
Under the collaboration, University of Victoria researchers will add 2,000 new multiple reaction-monitoring mass spec assays to the CPTAC Assay Portal.
Announced this month, the project brings together CPTAC, the VA, and DoD, and has as its initial goal the proteogenomic analysis of 8,000 lung cancer patients.
The CPTAC study integrated proteomic and genomic data from 77 breast cancer tumors with the aim of identifying potential biomarkers and therapeutic targets.
Though many details have yet to be worked out, the draft deal for the UK's withdrawal from the EU is giving researchers some hints for what they can expect, Nature News says.
DNA testing has solved a 100-year-old mystery contained in the skull and teeth samples of a now-extinct monkey that once inhabited Jamaica, Gizmodo reports.
As the UN ponders a ban on gene drives, one malaria researcher says there are less dramatic ways to fight the disease in Africa than unleashing GM mosquitoes on a whole continent.
In Nature this week: an improved reference genome of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, genomes of four species of truffles, and more.