NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Investigators at an Italian research hospital have demonstrated Thermo Fisher Scientific's competitive allele specific TaqMan PCR (castPCR) is a sensitive and specific method to detect BRAF mutations in melanoma.

Mutation testing can have an impact on treatment decisions for certain kinds of cancer drugs, and, in the case of BRAF gene mutations, status can predict treatment response to tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs).

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This webinar will demonstrate how a research team at the Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health at McMaster University developed a cellular and molecular phenotyping pipeline using archived samples of lung tissue derived from patients diagnosed with fibrotic interstitial lung disease. 

Mar
13
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This webinar will discuss development and validation of an assay for detection of microsatellite instability (MSI) based on a novel set of biomarkers.

Mar
27
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Sequencing workflows require library quantification and normalization to ensure data quality and reduce cost.