Molecular Testing

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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 »

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  •   George Lundberg, MD

    The National Cancer Institute provides this online overview of uterine cancer that is up-to date, comprehensive, and written specifically for patients.

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    Harnessing Each Patient’s Data to Help Many More

    With: Kaumudi Bhawe, PhD

    At Cancer Commons, we don’t just help people navigate cancer treatment; we learn from everyone we help. Here, our Curious Dr. George asks Cancer Commons Clinical Scientist Kaumudi Bhawe, PhD, to share how new knowledge can be captured from every patient to help many more. Curious Dr. George: Cancer Commons has accumulated in-depth data on many hundreds of patients with various cancers. Because of the… Read more »

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    Cancer Commons Adapts to Remain True to Our Mission

    With: Shelley Frisbie

    People facing advanced cancer come to Cancer Commons to ensure they have all the information they need to make their best-possible cancer care decisions. Here, Curious Dr. George asks our CFO & COO Shelley Frisbie about recent updates to our organization. Curious Dr. George: You have been the CFO of Cancer Commons for some time and recently added the COO title and duties to… 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

    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

    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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