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News tagged ‘Genomics’ clear

  • Dr. John Quackenbush discusses the collaboration of GenoSpace and the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation to advance cancer research and development. GenoSpace provides tools for genomics research.

Tags: Genomics, MultipleMyeloma

  • Dr. Matthew Meyerson led a genomic study of lung cancer which has provided information that could help scientists devise new treatments.

Tags: Genomics

  • Dana-Farber researchers were part of The Cancer Genome Atlas study that identified four genetically distinct types of breast cancer, each with its own biology and survival outlooks. Matthew Meyerson, MD, PhD, one of the study's co-authors, said the findings could help direct the development of better treatments, adding that it likely will result in new combination therapies rather than one "silver bullet" drug.

Tags: BreastCancer, Genomics

  • Scientists at Dana-Farber and the University of Colorado Cancer Center report on a gene fusion that spurs the cells to divide rapidly. 

Tags: BasicResearch, Genomics, LungCancer

  • Dr. Stacy Gray led a study that suggests not all doctors are ready to embrace tests that look for hundreds of DNA changes in patients’ tumor samples.

Tags: Genomics

  • Scanning the DNA of nearly 5,000 tumor samples, a team led by scientists at Dana-Farber has identified 140 regions of scrambled genetic code believed to contain many undiscovered cancer genes.

Tags: BasicResearch, Genomics

  • The National Cancer Institute reported successes in the effort to overhaul the publicly funded clinical trials system. Dr. Levi Garraway pointed to the extraordinary possibilities and challenges of designing cutting-edge trials using genomic profiling.

Tags: Genomics

  • Dr. Andrea Richardson and colleagues have identified a genetic marker that may predict which aggressive "triple negative" breast cancers and certain ovarian cancers will likely respond to platinum-based chemotherapies.

Tags: BreastCancer, Genomics, OvarianCancer, GynecologicCancers

  • Researchers have sequenced all of the genes in a cancer-cell database that was designed to test promising new drug compounds. Dr. Todd Golub cautioned that matching the right drug to a genetic mutation is challenging, because a cancer drug may work against one cell line but not another.

Tags: BasicResearch, Genomics

  • Dr. Bill Hahn talks about advances in genetic sequencing technology that may lead to new uses for well-known treatments for cancer.

Tags: BasicResearch, Genomics

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