Researchers hope to identify exosomal biomarkers that can predict or detect cancer recurrence and metastasis at its earliest stages.
The funding will, in part, support efforts to expand the project's catalog of functional elements and understand their roles in different contexts.
The lead investigators said that Foundation Medicine's NGS test will enable the beginning of targeted treatment within seven days of diagnosis.
In Cell this week: double-strand breaks in the mouse genome, metabolomic features of yeast deletion strains, and more.
The update includes several key initiatives such as a liquid biopsy database, a DoD-led longitudinal study, and NCI cloud collaborations with Amazon and Microsoft.
Scientists at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, led by Gabriela Chiosis, revealed how the complexes are important for tumor survival in certain cases.
The large-scale study is designed to advance personalized medicine for pancreatic cancer to help meet the organization's goal of doubling patient survival rates by 2020.
The partners said they will use genetic sequencing and a combination therapy to determine predictors of sustained minimal residual disease negativity.
Though the results are preliminary, they suggest that a simpler method that doesn't require isolation of CTCs could potentially be as effective as current CTC-based approaches for AR-V7 testing.
Researchers saw abbreviated overall survival times in estrogen receptor-positive metastatic breast cancer patients with ESR1 mutations in their cell-free DNA.
In PLOS this week: preconception carrier screening program results, comparative genomics-based analysis of Elizabethkingia meningoseptica, and more.
Canadian regulators are beginning to share information from new drug studies, Undark reports.
In a column at the Dallas Morning News, the Stanley Medical Research Institute's E. Fuller Torrey says the Human Genome Project hasn't delivered on promised results.
Researchers explore a possible genetic cause for some cases of sudden infant death syndrome, KOMO News reports.