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October 7, 2015

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October 7, 2015

Protecting Identities in a Sea of Big Data

Sep. 23, 2015 — A computer scientist will use three grants to develop approaches to safeguarding sensitive genetic information. Along with co-researchers, he will systematically evaluate potential privacy breaches ... read more

Artificial Intelligence Used to Improve Breast Cancer Patient Outcomes

Sep. 18, 2015 — Researchers are working on a way to use artificial intelligence to predict a patient's response to two common chemotherapy medications used to treat breast cancer -- paclitaxel and gemcitabine. ... read more

Cancer Treatment Outcomes Are Influenced by Genetics and Race, According to New Study

Sep. 11, 2015 — A person's response to anticancer drug treatments is strongly related to their genetic ancestry, new research concludes. Notable associations were found for the drug temozolomide, which is used ... read more

Sustained Remission of Multiple Myeloma After Personalized Cellular Therapy

Sep. 9, 2015 — A multiple myeloma patient whose cancer had stopped responding after nine different treatment regimens experienced a complete remission after receiving an investigational personalized cellular ... read more

Study Defines Criteria for MET-Driven Lung Cancer Suitable for Crizotinib Treatment

Sep. 8, 2015 — Many cancers include increased copies of the gene MET. But in which cases is MET driving the cancer and in which do these increased copies happen to "ride along" with other molecular ... read more

Early Warning Gene Signature for Alzheimer's

Sep. 7, 2015 — A 'gene signature' that could be used to predict the onset of diseases, such as Alzheimer's, years in advance has been developed by scientists. The study aimed to define a set of genes ... read more

Genetic Testing All Women for Breast Cancer Might Not Be Worth the Cost

Sep. 3, 2015 — Women who are carriers of mutated BRCA genes are known to have a significantly higher risk for developing breast and ovarian cancers than those who don’t have the mutations. But a new study ... read more

Researchers Report Long-Term Remissions in First Personalized Cell Therapy Trial

Sep. 2, 2015 — Eight of 14 patients in the first trial of a personalized cellular therapy for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) responded to the therapy, with some complete remissions continuing past four and a ... read more

Design of 'Japonica Array'

Sep. 2, 2015 — Scientists have successfully developed the Japonica Array which is the first ever SNP array optimized for Japanese population.The aim of development of Japonica Array is not only to facilitate the ... read more

Incorporating Genomic Sequencing, Counseling Into Pediatric Cancer Treatment Shows Benefit

Sep. 1, 2015 — In a study that included children and young adults with relapsed or refractory cancer, incorporation of integrative clinical genomic sequencing data into clinical management was feasible, revealed ... read more

Genetic Landscape Can Impact Treatment for Children With Rare, Aggressive Cancer

Sep. 1, 2015 — For children with rare, aggressive and advanced cancer, precision medicine may help doctors determine their best treatment options, a new study finds. Using information from a patient’s entire ... read more

Lupus: A Disease With Many Faces

Sep. 1, 2015 — Lupus is an autoimmune disease with so many different symptoms that it is often difficult to diagnose and to treat. Despite huge medical advances over the last few years, lupus is incurable. Modern, ... read more

Viral Infection in Colon Cancer Stem Cells Mimicked; Druggable Target Identified

Aug. 27, 2015 — Researchers targeting colorectal cancer stem cells – the root cause of disease, resistance to treatment and relapse – have discovered a mechanism to mimic a virus and potentially trigger an ... read more

21-Gene Recurrence Score and Receipt of Chemotherapy in Patients With Breast Cancer

Aug. 27, 2015 — Use of the 21-gene recurrence test score was associated with lower chemotherapy use in high-risk patients and greater use of chemotherapy in low-risk patients compared with not using the test among a ... read more

CanDL Database Shines Light on Clinically Important Cancer Gene Mutations

Aug. 27, 2015 — To help molecular pathologists, laboratory directors, bioinformaticians and oncologists identify key mutations that drive tumor growth in tissues obtained during cancer clinical studies, researchers ... read more

Young Black Women Have a Higher Frequency of BRCA Mutations Than Previously Reported

Aug. 25, 2015 — Researchers recently conducted the largest U.S. based study of BRCA mutation frequency in young black women diagnosed with breast cancer at or below age 50 and discovered they have a much higher BRCA ... read more

Genetic Overlapping in Multiple Autoimmune Diseases May Suggest Common Therapies

Aug. 24, 2015 — Scientists who analyzed the genes involved in 10 autoimmune diseases that begin in childhood have discovered 22 genome-wide signals shared by two or more diseases. These shared gene sites may reveal ... read more

The Human Genome: A Complex Orchestra

Aug. 20, 2015 — A team of geneticists has discovered that genetic variation has the potential to affect the state of the genome at many, seemingly separated, positions and thus modulate gene activity, much like a ... read more

Genomic Testing Triggers a Diabetes Diagnosis Revolution

Aug. 17, 2015 — Over a 10 year period, the time that babies receive genetic testing after being diagnosed with diabetes has fallen from over four years to under two months. Pinpointing the exact genetic causes of ... read more

MicroRNA Markers for Madhumeha

Aug. 14, 2015 — Researchers have shown the biomarker role of certain circulatory microRNAs characteristic of ‘Asian Indian phenotype’ in patients with type 2 ... read more

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