Erin Newburn, MS, PhD Sr. Director, Field Applications Scientist How NeXT Personal™ May Improve Cancer Treatment Outcomes and Raise the Standard of Care It's well known that early detection and accurate screening methods are essential to treat cancer in patients effectively. To accomplish that goal, doctors have long focused on [...]
Erin Newburn, MS, PhD Sr. Director, Field Applications Scientist How Liquid Biopsy Technology is Changing What's Possible in Cancer Treatment There’s no doubt that early detection is essential for good outcomes when dealing with cancer treatment, and this is equally true when detecting disease recurrence. Patients who have already undergone [...]
Erin Newburn, MS, PhD Sr. Director, Field Application Scientist Leveraging RNA Sequencing Data in Predicting Immunotherapy Response Can transcriptomics help us fine tune tumor specific responses and transform personalization of therapy? The complexity of understanding immune checkpoint blockade response has been abundantly documented in recent studies. Also increasingly studied is [...]
Erin Newburn, MS, PhD Associate Director, Field Applications Scientist The Battle Continues: Facing the obstacle of tumor resistance to immunotherapy treatment The immune system and cancer cells have interactions that are continuously evolving from the initial establishment of cancer to the development of metastatic disease. As research has shown, the [...]
Erin Newburn, MS, PhD Associate Director, Field Applications Scientist Five unanswered questions regarding personalized neoantigen cancer vaccines From data presented at both AACR and ASCO in the past months, amazing progress continues to be made in the development of neoantigen vaccines. As we marvel at the growth and big steps [...]
Erin Newburn, MS, PhD Associate Director, Field Applications Scientist Comparing and contrasting CTLA-4 and PD-L1/PD-1: A tale of two immune checkpoint inhibitors Tumor cells, which would typically be recognized by T cells as foreign, have established ways to evade the immune system. This forms the central strategy in targeting immune [...]
Erin Newburn, MS, PhD Associate Director, Field Applications Scientist Understanding the role of Human Leukocyte Antigen in Cancer Immunotherapy The Flagpole MHC (major histocompatibility complex), also known as HLA (human leukocyte antigen) is the entire set of genes that code for proteins involved in antigen presentation. Very simply, you could [...]
As immunotherapy translational research studies using RNA data provide new clues to patient response, identifying the upfront technical factors affecting success is vital.
Recent advancements in RNASeq technology have revolutionized the search for the genes and gene expression signatures that determine immunotherapy response by providing a high throughput method of comprehensively examining changes in these functional elements.
The premise of the right drug for the right patient at the right time is critical for indications from cardiovascular and infectious disease to the latest immuno-oncology strategies. It’s imperative to comprehend which patient will derive benefit from ...