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Non-Invasive Liquid Biopsy Uncovers Key Information to Treat Cancer

A liquid biopsy can provide valuable insight into how to best fight cancer. This noninvasive diagnostic is particularly helpful for patients who cannot undergo a surgical biopsy or whose tumor sample has been exhausted. In the not-too-distant future, liquid biopsies may be used to guide cancer treatment decisions and even…...

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NFCR’s Genomics Newsroom: New genes linked to increased risk of ovarian and brain cancer

What is “genomics”? Cancer develops when genetic material (DNA) becomes damaged or changed. We know some cancer causing genetic changes are acquired (i.e. smoking), while others are inherited. Studying cancer genomics explores the differences between cancer cells and normal cells. Advances in understanding how cancer behaves at a genomic and…...

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Nano-Particles Open New Window for Biological Imaging

“Quantum dots” that emit infrared light enable highly detailed images of internal body structures Researchers have found a way to make tiny particles, known as quantum dots, that can be injected into the body and emit short-wave infrared light, enabling a new way to capture detailed images of internal body…...

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NFCR’s Genomics Newsroom: New Method to Detect Biomarkers

A method called MishCTC is being developed that will detect a molecular biomarker that is inside tumor cells but can’t be detected in normal blood cells....

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NFCR’s Genomics Newsroom: Discovery of New Lung Cancer Mutation

The U.S. FDA approved the first and only drug to treat people with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumors express the ROS1+ mutation....

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Genetic Sequencing and Diagnosis Sets a Guinness World Record

Can you imagine that a Guinness world record could be related to genetic sequencing and disease diagnosis? A world record for fastest genetic diagnosis was recently set by Dr. Stephen Kingsmore, president and CEO of Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine. Dr. Kingsmore is able to successfully diagnose critically ill…...

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