Precision Medicine in Oncology

Disparities in Cancer Care: Has Precision Medicine Widened the Gap?

April 22nd 2021, 5:44pm


Genomic Cancer Profiling: Setting a New Standard in Lung Cancer Treatment

April 21st 2021, 9:08pm


Study Uses Foundation Medicine Database to Map Common DDR Genes in Solid Tumors

April 17th 2021, 6:00pm


Interest in therapies that target DDR genes has increased since 2015, when basic science in this area won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

Model Predicts Which Patients Will Respond to Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors

April 17th 2021, 2:00am


Based on their analysis, the researchers compiled a recommended number of genes to include in panels for 14 cancer types.

Measuring ctDNA With ddPCR May Help Drive Precision Medicine in Pancreatic Cancer

April 9th 2021, 8:30pm


A recent review took a look at the promise of measuring circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) with digital-droplet PCR (ddPCR) in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) as the landscape of this cancer continues to shift toward personalized, precision treatment.

COA Launches Effort to Get Cancer Screenings Back on Track

April 9th 2021, 12:25pm


Research published in November found an 85% drop in breast cancer screening and a 75% drop in colon cancer screening. Since that time, screening rates have improved somewhat.

Several Biomarkers Offer Potential in Predicting Immunotherapy Response in Digestive Cancers

April 3rd 2021, 9:15pm


Potential biomarkers include tumor mutational burden, microsatellite instability, and circulating tumor DNA.

ddPCR May Be More Accurate Than Traditional RQ-PCR for Measuring MRD in ALL

April 3rd 2021, 12:30am


Study findings indicate that droplet digital polymerase chain reaction (ddPCR) may be more accurate than real-time quantitative PCR in measuring minimal residual disease (MRD) among pediatric patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), particularly in late follow-up time points.

Mouse CRISPR Study Unveils Potential New Driver of Lung Metastases in Certain Cancers

March 27th 2021, 3:15pm


When overexpressed in the mice, LRRN4CL led to a higher risk of melanoma spreading to the lungs and correlated with decreased survival.

Selective Venous Sampling May Improve Liquid Biopsy Accuracy

March 26th 2021, 10:00pm


The sensitivity and specificity of liquid biopsy might be improved through selective venous sampling according to an article in press in The Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology.