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Nature Medicine paper confirms clinical utility of liquid biopsies in routine care for lung cancer
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Nature Medicine paper confirms clinical utility of liquid biopsies in routine care for lung cancer
Cohort study finds significant OS benefit in NSCLC with targetable ctDNA alterations

Patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer who are matched to targeted therapy live longer when liquid biopsies are used to detect genomic alterations in circulating tumor DNA that aren’t picked up by tissue sequencing, according to a study published Nov. 10 in Nature Medicine.
NCI’s Doroshow: “These recommendations are something that we can implement right away”
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NCI’s Doroshow: “These recommendations are something that we can implement right away”

NCI will immediately start the process of streamlining IND-exempt trials in order to make them faster, simpler, more flexible, less expensive, and easier to integrate with clinical practice, James Doroshow, NCI deputy director for clinical and translational research and director of the Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis, said to The Cancer Letter. On Nov.... […]
Viral oncology’s complicated path—from cancer as contagion to today’s immunotherapy
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Viral oncology’s complicated path—from cancer as contagion to today’s immunotherapy

In the late 1960s, NCI received the modern-day equivalent of billions of dollars to establish a viral oncology program.  At the time, the study of the role viruses played in cancer (or whether they played any role at all) was unknown.  This could have been either a triumph or a huge and embarrassing waste of... […]
Thyme Care founders talk about the business of patient navigation
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Thyme Care founders talk about the business of patient navigation

Patient navigation didn’t start out as a business idea. The concept—and the adaptation of the nautical term—are attributed to the surgeon Harold Freeman, when he started to practice in Harlem after finishing his residency at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in 1968. “If people meet barriers in getting through the healthcare system with cancer and... […]