Posts in the “Genetic Testing Genetic Testing” category:

NCI Launches Molecular Medicine Clinical Trials; Response Genetics Nabs Profiling Contract

Posted by Samantha Powell on August 18th, 2014 |

The National Cancer Institute said today it has launched new clinical trials that will use tumor sequencing and genetic markers to help determine whether therapies targeting genetic alterations can prevent lung cancer recurrence. Separately, Response Genetics said it has been awarded a “multi-million dollar” subcontract from Leidos Biomedical Research, a contractor for the NCI-sponsored Frederick […]

US tries genomic profiling to treat cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on August 9th, 2014 |

The Sacramento Bee–A national lung cancer trial launched earlier this summer with the help of a UC Davis oncologist has the potential to dramatically affect the way cancer drugs will be developed in the future. The trial, called Lung-MAP, puts a cancer-fighting approach into action that uses genomic profiling. This involves testing a patient’s tumors […]

Gene tests ‘critical’ for diagnosing lung cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 21st, 2014 |

A genetic test is crucial in diagnosing lung cancer as an increasing number of non-smokers in Hong Kong are being afflicted with the disease. A leading respiratory diseases researcher at the University of Hong Kong said this yesterday, noting that 60 per cent of sufferers seen by the university’s department of medicine did not get […]

Study identifies novel genomic changes in the most common type of lung cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 9th, 2014 |

Researchers from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Research Network have identified novel mutations in a well-known cancer-causing pathway in lung adenocarcinoma, the most common subtype of lung cancer. Knowledge of these genomic changes may expand the number of possible therapeutic targets for this disease and potentially identify a greater number of patients with treatable mutations […]

New gene tests may give cancer patients quicker path to treatment

Posted by Samantha Powell on June 6th, 2014 |

A new way of evaluating tumors may soon help cancer patients identify the underlying genetic link to their disease – and the best possible treatment – all in a single test. Researchers are set to begin clinical trials using a more comprehensive testing method that looks for all of the known genes that may be […]

The Search for Genes That Prevent Disease

Posted by Samantha Powell on May 29th, 2014 |

What can we learn from people with genetic predispositions to a disease who never end up getting sick? The X-Men’s mutations gave them superpowers. Telepathy. Flight. Teleportation. Some scientists believe that there may be some among us who have a superpower in our genes, too—the ability, against all odds, to stay healthy. Finding these people […]

Next- Generation Sequencing in Lung Cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on May 20th, 2014 |

Date: 5/20/14 Outlet Full Name: Oncology Live Author: No author Panelists: Mark G. Kris, MD, MSKCC; Corey J. Langer, MD, Penn; Benjamin P. Levy, MD, Mount Sinai; Mark A. Socinski, MD, UPMC; Heather A. Wakelee, MD, Stanford Follow link above to watch video Molecular pathology has become an integral part of thoracic oncology, as […]

Gene Tests May Improve Lung Cancer: Study

Posted by Samantha Powell on May 20th, 2014 |

Date: 5/20/14 Outlet Full Name: U.S. News Author: No author TUESDAY, May 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Testing lung cancer patients’ tumors for various gene mutations may help doctors choose the best treatment, and possibly extend people’s lives, a new study suggests. Experts said the findings, reported in the May 21 Journal of the […]

Physicians Target the Genes of Lung, Colon Cancers

Posted by Samantha Powell on April 16th, 2014 |

Date: 4/16/14 Outlet Full Name: Medical Xpress Author: Morgan Sherburne University of Florida physicians and researchers are collaborating to map the genes of different types of cancer, and then deliver medication to attack cancer at its source. In late January, researchers in the new UF Health Precision Cancer Care Program began sequencing the genes […]

Lung Cancer: Germline Mutation Predisposes Women Who Never Smoked

Posted by Samantha Powell on March 24th, 2014 |

Date: 3/24/14 Outlet Full Name: Medical Research Author: N/A Dr. Gazdar: We describe the characteristics of lung cancers arising in subjects who inherited a germline mutation that predisposes to lung cancer. The mutation is rare in the general populations, and is inherited equally by both sexes. However it is a potent predisposing gene, and […]