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    Demystifying Cancer Biomarkers: Webinar Recap

    Sarah Stanley

    If you have just been diagnosed with cancer, or are facing recurrence, progression, or a change in treatment, you may feel bombarded with new information and advice. At some point, a clinician or even a well-meaning friend may urge you to have “biomarker testing” done. This phrase can be especially confusing when dealing with the stress of trying to understand a new diagnosis, a… Read more »

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    Using AI and Drug Testing to Design Personalized Cancer Drug Combos

    With: Noah Berlow, PhDDiana Azzam, PhD

    Advanced cancer treatment often involves combining multiple drugs. But with a huge number of possible combinations, it is difficult to know which mix might work best for each patient. Here, our Curious Dr. George asks two leaders to describe how the company First Ascent Biomedical is addressing this challenge. Curious Dr. George: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved many thousands of… Read more »

  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Molecular testing often guides choices of immunotherapy, as illustrated in this OncLive story about endometrial cancer.

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  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Immunotherapy uses biological substances, such as your own immune system, to attack cancer cells. Learn more about immunotherapy from the National Cancer Institute.

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  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Each person with cancer has unique biomarkers that may determine how well specific treatments might work for them. Learn more from this website all about biomarkers, prepared by the National Cancer Institute.

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  •   George Lundberg, MD

    “Targeted therapy is a type of cancer treatment that targets proteins that control how cancer cells grow, divide, and spread. It is the foundation of precision medicine.” —Prepared by the National Cancer Institute, this website provides an excellent overview of targeted therapy for treating cancer.

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  •   George Lundberg, MD

    In order to advance knowledge that leads to better treatments for esophageal diseases, biomarkers of genomic, proteomic, and metabolomic types may be required. One company, Stella Diagnostics, received a Biotech Breakthrough Award in 2021 for its proteomics work in this often-neglected cancer.

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    More Information from Less Tissue: Strata Oncology Excels

    With: Scott A. Tomlins, MD, PhDLaura E. Lamb, PhD

    For a growing number of advanced cancer patients, molecular testing of tumor tissue is an essential step in identifying their best options for treatment. Strata Oncology is one company offering this kind of test. Here, our Curious Dr. George asks two of its leaders what sets Strata apart. Curious Dr. George: No loop is stronger than its weakest link. In the “brain-to-brain” concept of… Read more »

  •   Lola Rahib, PhD

    Article from Let’s Win! Pancreatic Cancer: Learn about eReach, a study investigating whether telehealth can provide improved access to genetic testing for people at risk for cancer.

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  •   Lola Rahib, PhD

    Article from Let’s Win! Pancreatic Cancer: Learn about how the cost, access, accuracy, privacy and other aspects of at-home genetic testing compare to medical genetic testing with a specialist. 

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