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Events Oncology

The Fifth Pillar of Cancer Therapy at SITC 2019

Like the gift that keeps on giving, great research just keeps emerging from SITC 2019. Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, was all about Innovations in Cellular Therapies. When (CAR) T Cells…

Laura Tabellini Pierre / December 23, 2019
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Autoimmunity Events Oncology

Cancer Immunotherapy at SITC 2019: The Good, the Bad and the Solution

The Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer’s 34th Annual Meeting hosted an array of multidisciplinary and interactive sessions focused on basic and applied cancer immunotherapy. The introduction of Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors…

Laura Tabellini Pierre / December 16, 2019
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Immunotherapy in Tumors: Integrated Information to Outsmart Cancer

If it wasn’t such a devastating disease, there would be memes about how super-smart cancer is. Cancer cells can express neoantigens — tumor-specific, mutated peptides — that, when processed and…

Laura Tabellini Pierre / December 2, 2019
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A Transcriptomic Solution Customized for Your Every Need

The flexibility of the NanoString® nCounter® platform has been designed to accommodate a wide range of organisms, molecular targets, and sample inputs. Researchers can request “made-to-order” Custom CodeSets for up…

Amal Katrib / November 11, 2019
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Digital Spatial Profiling Events Oncology

The Era of Spatial Transcriptomics Falls into Place at SITC 2019

It’s that time of year again when Fall is upon us and in full swing: leaves are falling off the trees, Halloween has come and gone, pumpkin spice lattes are…

Elizabeth Schneider / November 8, 2019
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Digital Spatial Profiling Events Oncology

Meet NanoString Scientists at the AMP 2019 Annual Meeting & Expo

When Elaine Lyon, Ph.D., a scientist on the board of the Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) was asked why she is involved with AMP, its activities and initiatives, she quoted…

Laura Tabellini Pierre / November 4, 2019
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The challenges of profiling miRNA Biomarkers from FFPE and Biofluid Samples

In 1993, Dr. Victor Ambros’ lab discovered a small RNA sequence, Lin-4, that was “essential for the normal temporal control of diverse postembryonic developmental events in C. elegans”. Sequence analysis…

Laura Tabellini Pierre / October 21, 2019
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The bench side of organ transplant: Challenges and solutions

“It is infinitely better to transplant a heart than bury it to be devoured by worms,” said Dr. Christiaan Barnard, the father of the heart transplant. It’s hard to disagree…

Laura Tabellini Pierre / October 7, 2019
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Aiming at the Achilles’ heel of cancer: multiplexed lung cancer fusion detection without FISH or NGS

Lung cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer worldwide, and the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. It is generally divided into two types, non-small cell lung…

Laura Tabellini Pierre / September 23, 2019
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miRNA Profiling in Malignant Melanoma: Making “Australia’s National Cancer” Obsolete.

Australia is a sun-worshipping country, the world capital for beautiful beaches, athletic surfers, cute marsupials, and the occasional weird-looking animal. But it is also the capital for something less pleasant:…

Laura Tabellini Pierre / August 12, 2019
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Mapping the miRNA-mRNA Interactome in Multiple System Atrophy

A rapidly developing and fatal neurodegenerative disorder, MSA is frequently misdiagnosed or undetected until later stages due to its systemic nature, undefined etiopathogenesis, and multifaceted clinical presentation. In an attempt…

Amal Katrib / July 22, 2019
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Oncology Q&A

Q&A with Dr. Lisa Butterfield, PhD: Cancer Vaccines & Adoptive Cell Transfer

Dr. Lisa Butterfield, PhD recently joined the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy as Vice President focusing on cell therapies while she continues her independent cancer vaccine research as an Adjunct…

NanoString Admin / July 8, 2019