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Researchers will use the company's Colvera assay to track biomarkers in rectal cancer patients before, during, and after treatment.

Researchers from MSKCC reported today in JAMA that of 1,040 cancer patients referred for germline mutation testing, 18 percent had actionable variants.

Though researchers highlighted their goal of using the method to move toward a test to detect early cancers, their current data speaks only to the method's performance in late-stage cancer patients.

Researchers hope to identify exosomal biomarkers that can predict or detect cancer recurrence and metastasis at its earliest stages.

Scientists at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, led by Gabriela Chiosis, revealed how the complexes are important for tumor survival in certain cases.

The partners said they will use genetic sequencing and a combination therapy to determine predictors of sustained minimal residual disease negativity.

In a cohort of more than 150 patients, none who responded well to anti-androgen therapy had AR-V7-positive circulating tumor cells detected by Epic's technology.

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

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) -- Quest Diagnostics has launched a next-generation sequencing-based 34-gene panel called OncoVantage and plans to collaborate with Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center for clinical annotation of the test, Quest said this week.

SAN DIEGO (GenomeWeb News) — Reporting incidental or secondary findings may pose a challenge for the cancer field, a panel at this year's American Association for Cancer Research meeting said.

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Rare gene mutations are guiding the search for drugs to manage chronic pain without opioids, according to CNBC.

The new Francis Crick Institute building can get too noisy for some researchers to concentrate, according to the Guardian.

CBS News reports that there are still many vacancies at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, but that it's uncertain whether they will be filled.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: pipeline to analyze and visualize bacterial genomes, database of global set of human genomes, and more.