Tag: FGFR3

Characterization of Blood- Based Molecular Profiling in Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma

Introduction Most cases of pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PDAC) are diagnosed in the metastatic or locally advanced stage. It is the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the United States,1,2 with a 5-year overall survival (OS) around 10% in this country2 despite years of research and therapeutic development. For those patients…

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The Current Molecular Treatment Landscape of Advanced Colorectal Cancer and Need for the COLOMATE Platform

Next-Generation Sequencing Utilizing Tumor Tissue and/or Blood The identification of actionable genomic alterations in tumors such as mCRC was once performed by Sanger DNA sequencing of tumor DNA that was extracted from fixed paraffin-embedded tumor tissue, but this has now been replaced by next-generation sequencing (NGS), which allows for larger-scale…

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Dual Targeting of CDKN2A and PIK3CA May Offer Better Outcomes in Urothelial Carcinoma

Genomic testing varies in the academic and community setting. For community settings, commercial panels are available. However, academic settings have access to tools that provide a more comprehensive views of the genome. Investigators used patient-derived UC organoid (PDO) harboring FGFR3, PIK3CA, and CDKN2A mutations. Dose-response curves of alpelisib (Piqray), abemaciclib…

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