Kimmel Cancer Center Taproot's Master Observational Trial Attempting to Gather Missing Outcomes Data in Precision Oncology Premium With the participation of five cancer centers and clinics, Taproot is hoping to build a national, prospective data registry that is much needed but has been difficult to advance to date. Employee Benefits Programs Share Early Experiences Implementing Genetic Testing Premium Despite the step-up in FDA action against labs offering PGx tests, the success of these programs suggests that access to them isn't being stifled as some feared. Circulating Tumor DNA Forecasts Recurrence in Non-Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Two new studies of stage I to III CRC suggest that the presence of ctDNA in the months after surgery or chemotherapy can help identify patients who go on to relapse. Hopkins Lab, Cepheid Developing Methylated DNA Panel for Breast Cancer Dx, Monitoring At the AMP meeting this week, JHU's Sara Sukumar discussed efforts to adapt a cell-free methylated DNA assay for breast cancer to a Cepheid Xpert cartridge. AACR Launches International Genomic, Clinical Data Sharing Project for Cancer The initial phase of GENIE, which stands for Genomics, Evidence, Neoplasia, Information, Exchange, involves seven founding members and two informatics partners. May 12, 2015 GenomeDx Launches Genomics Data-Sharing Program, Signs on Sidney Kimmel as First Partner Oct 20, 2014 Van Andel, Sidney Kimmel Receive $7.5M for Epigenetics Studies into Cancer Apr 17, 2014 Study Highlights Non-invasive Breast Cancer Biomarker Panel Using cfDNA Methylation Premium Aug 7, 2013 Studies Profile Mutation Patterns in Kidney Cancers Linked to Herbal Compound Use Jun 14, 2013 $500K Gift to Progress Kimmel Cancer Center Test for Ovarian, Endometrial Cancers Dec 5, 2012 Hopkins-Led Team Sees Clinical Promise for WGS Method to Detect Chromosomal Alterations in Plasma Premium Dec 3, 2012 CHOP, Johns Hopkins-led Team Finds Changes to Chromatin-Related Genes in Aggressive Neuroblastomas Nov 28, 2012 Cancer-related Chromosomal Changes Detected by Blood-based DNA Sequencing Sep 7, 2011 Hopkins Personalized Cancer Center's First Focus Will be Extreme Phenotypes, Cancer Vaccines Premium Aug 22, 2011 Johns Hopkins Lands $30M for Personalized Cancer Center Jun 1, 2011 Hopkins Team Develops Method to Improve Rare Mutation Detection for Early Cancer Dx Premium Dec 16, 2010 International Team Reports on Genomic Analyses of Pediatric Brain Cancer Apr 7, 2010 Kimmel Foundation Names 2010 Scholars Mar 3, 2010 Mitochondrial Genome Diversity Unexpectedly High, Study Finds Mar 3, 2009 Completing Platform Upgrade, Agilent Launches High-Density CGH and CNV Chips and Promises More Premium Feb 26, 2009 Are Proteomic Tools Too Costly and Time-, Labor-Intensive for the Clinic? Premium Breaking News MDxHealth Q3 Revenues Grow 23 Percent BioMérieux Q3 Revenues Increase 11 Percent, Firm Raises 2021 Guidance Germline Cancer Risk Genes May Hold Rhabdomyosarcoma Survival Clues, Study Suggests Danaher Q3 Revenues Rise 23 Percent, Beat Wall Street Estimates Horse Genetics Study Reveals Origins of Domestication, Use in Human Culture Rady Children's Team Presents Genomic Medicine Management Tool at ASHG The Scan Guidelines for Ancient DNA Work More than two dozen researchers have developed new ethical guidelines for conducting ancient DNA research, which they present in Nature. And Cleared A UK regulator has cleared former UK Prime Minister David Cameron in concerns he should have registered as a consultant-lobbyist for his work with Illumina, according to the Financial Times. Suit Over Allegations The Boston Globe reports that David Sabatini, who was placed on leave from MIT after allegations of sexual harassment, is suing his accuser, the Whitehead Institute, and the institute's director. Nature Papers on Esophageal Cancer, Origin of Modern Horses, Exome Sequencing of UK Biobank Participants In Nature this week: genetic and environmental influences of esophageal cancer, domestic horse origin traced to Western Eurasian steppes, and more.