Precision Medicine | Special Reports

Early Detection of Resistance in Lung Cancer Detected Through ctDNA in Urine

June 17, 2015

Clinical Articles

An assay that measures circulating tumor (ct) DNA in the urine can detect the early acquisition of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) resistance mutations in patients with metastatic lung adenocarcinoma.

Nivolumab and Future Biomarkers in NSCLC

June 12, 2015

Clinical Articles

Roy S. Herbst, MD, PhD, Ensign Professor of Medicine (medical oncology), professor of Pharmacology, chief, Medical Oncology, Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, associate director, Translational Research, Translational Working Group Leader, Thoracic Oncology Program, Yale Cancer Center, discusses the results of the CheckMate-057 trial, which examined nivolumab in patients with NSCLC, and possible biomarkers that could be identified.

Screening Needed for Younger Breast Cancer Patients Based on Mutation Yield

June 11, 2015

Clinical Articles

BRCA and other mutations occurred in more than 10% of estrogen-receptor–positive/HER2-negative invasive breast cancers in a cohort of women younger than 50 years of age, according to a report at the 2015 ASCO Annual Meeting.

Clinical Validation and Utility of a Liquid Biopsy in NSCLC

June 11, 2015

Clinical Articles

Veena Singh, MD, senior vice president and senior medical director, Biocept, Inc., discusses the clinical validation and utility of a liquid biopsy in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) using circulating tumor cells (CTCs) and ctDNA to analyze EGFR, ALK and ROS status.

Significance of the NCI Molecular Analysis for Therapy Choice Program

June 10, 2015

Clinical Articles

Jonathan C. Trent, MD, PhD, professor of medicine, co-director, Musculoskeletal Center, Sarcoma Medical Research Program, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Health System, gives an overview of the NCI Molecular Analysis for Therapy Choice Program (MATCH).

Scoring System May Help Guide Therapy in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

June 09, 2015

Clinical Articles

Homologous repair deficiency or a high HRD score identified triple-negative breast cancers that had an increased likelihood of pathologic complete response to chemotherapy, according to a study reported at the 2015 ASCO Annual Meeting.