By Adam Bonislawski

A study led by Mayo Clinic researcher Edith Perez has found that including additional HER-family proteins in the standard HER2 companion diagnostic assay does not improve prediction of the effectiveness of trastuzumab treatment in breast cancer patients.

The findings, Perez told ProteoMonitor, counter hopes held by many breast cancer researchers that conventional HER2 testing could be made more effective by shifting to a multi-protein panel.

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A fire at a Manchester hospital may have destroyed lab equipment and data, the Guardian reports.

Researchers generate a genetic database from skeletal remains from the 1845 Franklin Expedition to the Arctic, Live Science reports.

Researchers in China have begun another trial using CRISPR/Cas9 approaches in cancer patients, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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