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Investigators have established hundreds of patient-derived xenografts, cell lines, and tumor samples, which appear to represent a wide range of melanoma molecular subtypes.

The company has achieved even higher specificity than earlier data demonstrated, and is now building up its sales and marketing infrastructure for the planned launch of its lung cancer test.

OncoCyte is proceeding full-steam ahead on commercializing the gene expression-based test, pursuing CLIA certification and a Q2 2017 launch.

The partnership will place the Graham Cancer Center's Gene Editing Institute under the purview of the Wistar Institute's Molecular Screening Facility.

The partners will identify novel drug targets in cancer, aging, and immune disorders, for which PhoreMost will develop small-molecule therapeutics.

Researchers believe the expression of Gabra3 promotes breast cancer metastasis, but that an RNA-edited form of Gabra3 suppresses it.

Last year, Wistar researchers presented data showing that the test could distinguish patients with malignant lung nodules from those with benign or no nodules.

The partners will further develop a non-invasive, blood-based test for the early detection of lung cancer.

The consortium will conduct research into how metastatic breast cancer cells break away and spread to other organs.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The Wistar Institute has received a $12.1 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to fund collaborative research projects with University of Pennsylvania scientists focused on developing targeted skin cancer therapies, Wistar said on Tuesday.

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The US Food and Drug Administration has new guidelines that enable some gene and cell therapies to undergo expedited review, according to the New York Times.

Using gene drives to control invasive species might be too risky, an initial advocate of the approach says.

In Science this week: intellectual property experts argue patent battles such as the one over CRISPR are wasteful, and more.

Researchers have grown tumors in 3D cell cultures to better understand cancer, the Economist reports.