SAN DIEGO — Incorporating next-generation sequencing in the context of oncology clinical trials has many potential benefits as well as hurdles, according to a number of researchers that presented this week at the American Association for Cancer Research meeting in San Diego.

Researchers are starting to use sequencing both retrospectively to analyze exceptional responders to drugs — a strategy that can be employed to rescue failed trials — and also prospectively to match patients to a specific arm of a trial based on their mutational profile.

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The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.

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