Blood test shows promise for identifying cancer March 11, 2020 -- A blood test that tracks microbial DNA shows promise for identifying different types of cancer based on their microbiome profiles, according to a study published online March 11 in Nature. Researchers have formed a start-up company to pursue their work. Discuss
Could liquid biopsy replace PSA for prostate cancer? March 10, 2020 -- A liquid biopsy blood test that identifies the earliest genetic changes of prostate cancer has been developed by researchers from the U.K., who believe it could potentially replace prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing, according to a study published online March 9 in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. Discuss
AACR cancels April meeting in San Diego March 10, 2020 -- The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) has canceled its annual meeting scheduled to take place April 24-29 in San Diego. The group cited the coronavirus outbreak as the reason for the cancellation.
TMB test predicts immunotherapy effects in lung cancer patients March 5, 2020 -- The level of tumor mutational burden (TMB) in blood appears to be an effective biomarker for gauging response to immunotherapies and survival in patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer, according to a small study published February 26 in the journal Clinical Cancer Research. Discuss