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Cancer Diagnostics – News and Features

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Industry Insight

Increasing Widespread Accessibility of Molecular Testing for Oncology Research

Bio-Rad's Jeremiah McDole explores the benefits of bringing molecular testing in-house and how ddPCR technology can be applied in oncology workflows.
Vials of blood for testing, carried by a clinician.

Liquid Biopsy Helps Predict Response to Immunotherapy in Lung Cancer Patients

Using a liquid biopsy to detect circulating tumor DNA and analyze immune cells helps to predict patient response to immunotherapy in lung cancer patients.
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Liquid Biopsy of Lymph Fluid Could Guide Treatment for Head and Neck Cancer

Lymphatic fluid from surgical drains is usually thrown away, but researchers have discovered that it contains a biomarker that can guide head and neck cancer treatment.
The tumor cancer microenvironment.

Hodgkin Lymphoma Prognosis Tracked With Circulating Tumor DNA

Circulating tumor DNA predicts recurrence and splits disease into two subgroups in Stanford Medicine-led study of Hodgkin lymphoma. New drug targets or changes in treatments may reduce toxicity.
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Tumor Growth Protein Strongly Associated With Pancreatic Cancer

Secreted frizzled-related protein 2 – a protein that promotes tumor growth and angiogenesis – has been associated with poor outcomes in pancreatic cancer patients.
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Synthetic DNA Advances Will Catalyze the Next Wave of Biotherapeutic Innovation

This article explores how biopharmaceutical organizations seeking to remain competitive must adopt innovations, like cell-free long DNA synthesis, to unleash the potential of synthetic biology and accelerate therapeutic development across all facets of genetic medicine.

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TIMS: A New Dimension in Protein Analysis

This article explores application areas that are showing the most potential for this technology and illustrates how ML approaches are being applied to maximize its value.
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Efficacy and Efficiency of CRISPR Diagnostic Technology Improved

By leveraging a unique, competitive reaction between two different crRNAs, researchers simplify CRISPR technology, making it a more effective tool for sensitive nucleic acid detection.
Double helix structure of DNA.

New Method for Prenatal Genetic Testing Developed

Researchers developed a non-invasive genetic test that can screen the blood of pregnant individuals to survey all genes from the fetal genome. The blood test approach is potentially scalable.
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Exploring Spatial Biology With Dr. Nigel Jamieson

Technology Networks invited Dr. Nigel Jamieson, clinical senior lecturer and honorary hepato-pancreato-biliary surgeon at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, to an Ask Me Anything session to answer your questions about spatial biology.