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Chasing Metastatic Cancer Cells

Link via Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University Understanding cancer cell behavior is a fundamental step toward advancing precision medicine. Winship’s Adam Marcus, PhD, shows how his lab is isolating and studying the behavior “leader” cells that may be the key to cancer metastasis.

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“Liquid biopsy” blood test accurately detects key genetic mutations in most common form of lung cancer, study finds

BOSTON – A simple blood test can rapidly and accurately detect mutations in two key genes in non-small cell lung tumors, researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and other institutions report in a new study – demonstrating the test’s potential as a clinical tool for identifying patients who can benefit from drugs targeting those mutations. The test, known as a liquid …

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Further £250m in funding for genomics in the UK

Further £250m in funding for genomics in the UK – and cancer patients being recruited for 100K Genome Project Across England patients with cancer are now being recruited to the main phase of the 100,000 Genomes Project, giving the fight against cancer a significant boost. Minister for Life Sciences George Freeman MP announced the news at the Festival of Genomics …