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A Liquid Biopsy Test Can Identify Patients Who May Respond to Immune Checkpoint Blockade
A Liquid Biopsy Test Can Identify Patients Who May Respond to Immune Checkpoint Blockade
American Association for Cancer Research | Sep 10, 2019
Further research, conducted across a broader range of tumor types, will be necessary to confirm the study results
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Researchers Characterize Lung Inflammation Associated With Some Cancer Immnunotherapy
Researchers Characterize Lung Inflammation Associated With Some Cancer Immnunotherapy
Johns Hopkins Medicine | Sep 5, 2019
Findings might help predict who will react poorly to certain therapies
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Single-Cell Genomics in Disease Research and Diagnostics
Single-Cell Genomics in Disease Research and Diagnostics
Dimitry Velmeshev, Phd | Sep 1, 2019
Advances in single-cell genomics are resolving cell-type-specific features of pathological conditions
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Researchers Describe a Key Protein for Epstein-Barr Virus Infection
Researchers Describe a Key Protein for Epstein-Barr Virus Infection
Institute for Research in Biomedicine | Aug 29, 2019
The Epstein-Barr virus, which belongs to the herpesvirus family, is one of the most widespread human viruses and the main cause of infectious mononucleosis
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Diverse Immune Cell Profiles and Roles Found in Breast Cancer Resistance to Immunotherapy
Diverse Immune Cell Profiles and Roles Found in Breast Cancer Resistance to Immunotherapy
Baylor College of Medicine | Aug 27, 2019
Baylor researchers' work highlights that heterogeneity of both tumor cells themselves and immune composition of the microenvironment are important considerations for therapy 
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Researchers Develop Model to Personalize Radiation Treatment for Breast Cancer Patients
Researchers Develop Model to Personalize Radiation Treatment for Breast Cancer Patients
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute | Aug 23, 2019
The genomically-adjusted radiation dose (GARD) can predict risk of local tumor recurrence and optimize radiation dose
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BRCA1/2 Genetic Testing Recommendations Still Leave Issues Unresolved
BRCA1/2 Genetic Testing Recommendations Still Leave Issues Unresolved
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine | Aug 20, 2019
Leaders in BRCA research say screening recommendations from the US Preventive Services Task Force are a positive step forward, but testing of individuals with the highest risk must improve
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Study Finds Lack of Racial Diversity in Cancer Drug Clinical Trials
Study Finds Lack of Racial Diversity in Cancer Drug Clinical Trials
University of British Columbia | Aug 19, 2019
Recently published research raises concerns about the effectiveness of cancer drugs in some patients, especially since genetic differences may affect how well a patient responds to a drug
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Inherited Pancreatic Cancer Risk Mutation Identified
Inherited Pancreatic Cancer Risk Mutation Identified
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute | Aug 13, 2019
Scientists have found a rare, inherited gene mutation that raises the risk of pancreatic cancer and other malignancies
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New Test Enhances Ability to Predict Risk of Developing Cervical Cancer in HPV-Positive Women
New Test Enhances Ability to Predict Risk of Developing Cervical Cancer in HPV-Positive Women
Elsevier | Aug 12, 2019
Two-fold test is capable of detecting and determining the type of human papillomavirus infection as well as the likelihood of progressing to cancer, reports The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics