biomarkers

The group described a five-tiered classification system for cancer-associated genomic alterations that they hope could be implemented globally.

The German Federal Joint Committee (G-BA) plans to decide on reimbursement of breast cancer biomarker tests in Q4.

Patients whose tumors had methylated MGMT promoters were more likely to survive than those that did not after combination treatment with radiotherapy and temozolomide.

Researchers reported that natural killer cells produce a cytokine that recruits stimulatory dendritic cells to the tumor to boost patients' response to T-cell-based immunotherapies.

An Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai-led team further reported that RNA repeats could be used as biomarkers for immunotherapy.

The company plans to grow its business based on the FDA approval and preliminary national coverage determination for its FoundationOne CDx test last year. 

The firm will begin initial trials for antibiotic-resistant urinary tract infection detection in UK hospitals in early 2018.

The team found that telomere fusions in pancreatic cells can act as potential predictive biomarkers for invasive cancer and high grade dysplasia in patients.

Performed on the company's Safetube platform, GFC's Microscreen test uses DNA hybridization to detect biomarkers in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

Scientists studied blood samples from 300 patients with septicemia, examining how different MRSA strains behave and assessing their lethality.

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Researchers describe a way to share data while keeping it secure, Agence France Presse reports.

In Science this week: genetic mutations typically associated with esophageal cancer are common in older, healthy individuals, and more.

India's Council of Scientific and Industrial Research has a new director-general, according to ScienceInsider.

A new study links more than a hundred genes to autism spectrum disorder, Discover's D-brief blog reports.