Posts in the “Genomics Genomics” category:

Roswell Park begins genomic testing for lung cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on October 2nd, 2014 |

Targeted lung cancer testing has begun at Roswell Park Cancer Institute following approvals in late July from the state Department of Health. The hospital began clinical testing last month at its Center for Personalized Medicine, 18 months after announcing the launch of the facility. Though researchers began their work at the site in February of… Read More

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… Read More

New Clinical Study Aims to Investigate the Genomics of Young Lung Cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 23rd, 2014 |

Addario Lung Cancer Medical Institute Puts Spotlight on Lung Cancer in Young Adults SAN CARLOS, CA (July 23, 2014) — The Addario Lung Cancer Medical Institute (ALCMI) today launched a new study, the Genomics of Young Lung Cancer, to understand why lung cancer occurs in young adults, who quite often are athletic, never smokers and… Read More

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… Read More

Lung Cancer Genomic Mapping Yields New Targets in Study

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 9th, 2014 |

Mutations within a small cluster of genes tied to tumor growth are involved in three-quarters of the cases of the most common form of lung cancer, according to a study that could help link treatment to specific genetic flaws. The research is the most comprehensive genomic analysis of adenocarcinoma, a cancer that forms in the… Read More

Bronchial Gene Test Rules Out Lung Cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on May 20th, 2014 |

Date: 5/20/14 Outlet Full Name: Med Page Today Author: Crystal Phend http://www.medpagetoday.com/MeetingCoverage/ATS/45872 Gene analysis of the bronchial airway could reduce unnecessary invasive testing for suspected cases of lung cancer, a study suggested. A 17-gene test for normal epithelial cells gathered on bronchoscopy boosted the ability of that procedure to rule out cancer, Duncan Whitney, PhD,… Read More

Study Identifies Key Protein That Helps Prevent Lung Cancer Tumors From Being Destroyed

Posted by Samantha Powell on March 4th, 2014 |

News Headline: Study Identifies Key Protein That Helps Prevent Lung Cancer Tumors From Being Destroyed Date: 3/4/14 Outlet Full Name: Medical Xpress Author: Steve Yozwiak http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-03-key-protein-lung-cancer-tumors.html Researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) have discovered a protein, Mcl-1, that helps enable one of the most common and deadly types of cancer to survive radiation… Read More

Genomics Boosting Cancer War

Posted by Samantha Powell on December 4th, 2013 |

News Headline:  Genomics Boosting Cancer War Date:  12/4/13 Outlet Full Name:  San Diego Union Tribune Author:  Bradley J. Fikes http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/dec/04/cancer-kurzrock-genomics/ The decades-old war against cancer has found a new ally in the science of genomics, a top cancer researcher said Wednesday night. Plumbing the depths of the human genome allows medicine to find the precise… Read More

Research Study Aims to Understand Inherited Lung Cancer Gene

Posted by Samantha Powell on October 30th, 2013 |

News Headline:  Research Study Aims to Understand Inherited Lung Cancer Gene Date:  10/30/13 Outlet Full Name:  Digital Journal Author:  No Author http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1556776 SAN CARLOS, Calif., Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A new research study, funded by the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (ALCF), is aiming to understand how an inherited gene in some lung cancer patients… Read More

NCI Awards Insight Genetics $1.5M to Further Develop NSCLC Assay

Posted by Samantha Powell on August 26th, 2013 |

News Headline: NCI Awards Insight Genetics $1.5M to Further Develop NSCLC Assay Date: 8/26/13 Outlet Full Name: GenomeWeb Daily News Author Name: N/A http://www.genomeweb.com/pcrsample-prep/nci-awards-insight-genetics-15m-further-develop-nsclc-assay NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Insight Genetics today announced it was awarded a $1.5 million Phase II Small Business Innovation Research contract from the National Cancer Institute to continue development of… Read More