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360 Series Panel Collection

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Inspired by systems biology approaches to cancer research, NanoString’s 360 Series Panel Collection gives you a 360° view of gene expression by combining carefully-curated content involved in the biology of the tumor, microenvironment, and the immune response into a single holistic assay. Each panel contains the 18-gene Tumor Inflammation Signature (TIS) that measures a peripherally-suppressed, adaptive immune response and has been shown to correlate with response to checkpoint inhibitors.

Ideal for studying solid tumors, the 360 Series Panel Collection can be used to better understand the biology behind therapeutic response, therapeutic mechanism of action, immune evasion, and the interplay between the tumor and microenvironment. These panels serve as powerful tools for developing novel signatures that correlate with response and/or survival.

  • 1,588 unique genes included across all panels
  • PAM50, Claudin-Low, & Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) gene signatures included in the Breast Cancer 360 Panel
  • Data Analysis Service for the IO 360 and Breast Cancer 360 Panels provides interactive and customizable reports with signatures scores
  • Pairs with GeoMx® Cancer Transcriptome Atlas for comparative spatial RNA profiling

How It Works

Selecting your panel
Tumor Inflammation Signature
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Selecting your panel

Fully-annotated gene lists in Excel format are available for each of the 360 Panels. The table below compares the biology coverage of the 360 Panels across the tumor, microenvironment, and the immune response to that of the PanCancer Panels Collection.

Tumor Inflammation Signature

The Tumor Inflammation Signature1 includes 18 functional genes often associated with the response to PD-1/PD-L1 checkpoint inhibitors. It is embedded into all of the 360 series panels: The PanCancer IO 360 Panel, the Breast Cancer 360 Panel, and the Tumor Signaling 360 Panel.

  • Includes four areas of immune biology: IFN-ү-responsive genes related to antigen presentation, chemokine expression, cytotoxic activity, and adaptive immune resistance genes.
  • Highlights the complex biology of the host immune microenvironment.

View publication and video.

1. Ayers, Mark, et al. “IFN-y-related mRNA profile predicts clinical response to PD-1 blockade.” The Journal of Clinical Investigation 127.8 (2017).

Related Resources

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Product Bulletin Breast Cancer 360 – Product Bulletin
Report BC360 Time Series Demo Data Analysis Report
Report IO 360 Time Series Demo Analysis Report
Report IO 360 Demo Data Analysis Report
Report BC360 TNBC Demo Data Analysis Report

Publications

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Spatial transcriptomics and proteomics technologies for deconvoluting the tumor microenvironment.

The tumor microenvironment (TME) harbors heterogeneous contents and plays critical roles in tumorigenesis, metastasis, and drug resistance. Therefore, the deconvolution of the TME becomes increasingly essential to every aspect of cancer research and treatment.

Hedgehog transcriptional effector GLI mediates mTOR-Induced PD-L1 expression in gastric cancer organoids.

Tumors evade immune surveillance by expressing Programmed Death-Ligand 1 (PD-L1), subsequently inhibiting CD8+ cytotoxic T lymphocyte function. Response of gastric cancer to immunotherapy is relatively low.

Models that combine transcriptomic with spatial protein information exceed the predictive value for either single modality.

Immunotherapy has reshaped the field of cancer therapeutics but the population that benefits are small in many tumor types, warranting a companion diagnostic test. While immunohistochemistry (IHC) for programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) or mismatch repair (MMR) and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for microsatellite instability (MSI) are the only approved companion diagnostics others are under consideration.

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