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Genomic test supports next-generation cancer drugs

Promising new cancer treatments are emerging, but how does genomics help us identify the patients who need them?

NHS to trial new multi-cancer blood test

More than 50 different types of cancer can be detected by the new test, but how will it work?
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The need for diversity in genomic datasets

We look at a recent prostate cancer study that highlights the importance of inclusivity in genomic studies
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Richter’s syndrome study published

A new study by GEP fellow Niamh Appleby has found potential pathways and targets for the treatment of Richter’s syndrome – an aggressive form of adult leukaemia

Key genomic technologies of 2020: Treatments old and new

In the second part of our review of the year’s genomic highlights, we look at the breakthroughs that are helping patients with rare disease and cancer

Genome UK: making the genomic dream a reality

The government has set out its vision for how the UK will harness the power and potential of genomics for the benefit of patients. Here are the top highlights

Genomic approach predicts risk of oesophageal cancer

Can we use genomics to accurately predict the development of cancer in those with precursor conditions? We look at newly published results from a 15-year study to find out

The quadruple helix: a new epigenetic marker?

We all know what DNA looks like, or do we? We take a look at why the quadruple helix can occur and how it could unlock new avenues for cancer therapy

Analysing the epigenome: a new way to screen for cancer

Could the DNA in our bloodstream provide a way to detect cancer? Recent research looks at a novel approach to screening through a new type of blood test

Colibactin and colorectal cancer

A newly published study could mark a major milestone in understanding the microbiome and the role in can play in disease development

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New 'Genomics in Medical Specialties' resources launched

Information for neurology, clinical genetics and gastroenterology has been added to our collection of resources for specialists