•   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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  •   Lola Rahib, PhD

    Article from Let’s Win! Pancreatic Cancer: Results from the Know Your Tumor program shows overall survival benefit for patients with an actionable alteration and who received a matched therapy, compared to those with an actionable alteration and who did not receive a matched therapy. 

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    How Can Detection of Tumor DNA in the Blood Aid Advanced Cancer Treatment?

    With: Alexey Aleshin, MD, MBAPaul Billings, MD, PhD

    As a tumor grows, it may shed fragments of its DNA into the patient’s bloodstream. After treatment, if part of the tumor remains or it begins to grow again, more of this circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) may enter the blood. That raises the possibility that detecting ctDNA could help clinicians monitor molecular or minimal residual disease—cancer that remains after treatment and cannot be detected… Read more »

  •   George Lundberg, MD

    This scientific review paper published in the journal Signal Transduction and Targeted Therapy discusses recent research into newer medications that show promise as targeted therapies for some cases of primary hepatocellular carcinoma, following molecular testing.

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  •   George Lundberg, MD

    This article from MedPage Today discusses recent study findings demonstrating that patients with complex cases of non-small cell lung cancer can benefit from the insights of a molecular tumor board.

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  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Article from the academic journal Oncology, curated by Contributing Editor George Lundberg, MD, who notes:

    Molecular testing is essential to guide effective treatment in metastatic colorectal cancer. This academic review article provides a good overview of the topic.

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  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Article from MedPage Today curated by Editor in Chief George Lundberg, MD, who notes: 

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a liquid biopsy test (a type of biopsy that uses a blood draw instead of surgery) for detecting whether patients have EGFR mutations in their metastatic lung tumors, which could help guide treatment options.

    Go to full article published by MedPage Today.

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  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Article from OncLive curated by Editor in Chief George Lundberg, MD, who notes: 

    A new study shows that the drug pembrolizomab significantly prolongs survival in patients with metastatic melanoma, regardless of whether their tumors have mutations in the BRAF gene or if they’ve had prior treatment with targeted therapy.

    Go to full article published by OncLive.

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  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Academic research paper from Clinical Epigenetics curated by Editor in Chief George Lundberg, MD, who notes: 

    Brain tumor treatment decisions may be improved by integrating methylation-based tumor classification into the diagnosis process. Methylation refers to specific chemical features of tumor DNA that may impact how well different treatments might work.

    Go to full academic research paper from Clinical Epigenetics.

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