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14 Nov, 2019


The use of single-analyte biomarkers (e.g. PD-L1 expression) has yielded modest results in the quest to accurately predict which patients are likely to respond (or not) to immunotherapies and their combinations with other treatment modalities. In the immunotherapy age, it’s clear that more effective patient stratification techniques will require the integration of multiple biomarkers that [...]

6 Nov, 2019

Rena McClory, PhD

Rena McClory joined Personalis in 2014, and serves as Vice President, Marketing, where she established and leads marketing and product management teams in building brands and accelerating product adoption in key immune-oncology, basic research and clinical markets. She was promoted from Senior Director, Cancer Research and Clinical Services in 2015. Rena brings over 20 years [...]

31 Oct, 2019

AE Risk

For certain types of immunotherapies, the incidence of adverse events (AEs) such as cytokine release syndrome (CRS) and other immune-related AEs (irAEs) has served to temper excitement related to otherwise promising clinical outcomes. This has prompted the exploration of biomarkers that can be used to predict AE risk both before and during treatment. Cytokine [...]

31 Oct, 2019


While understanding the reasons why certain patients are resistant to oncology therapies is important, it is even more critical to ensure that they are administered only to patients who are expected to respond. Therefore, the identification and use molecular markers that are predictive of response is imperative in bringing the curative potential of immuno-oncology [...]

31 Oct, 2019


Despite the success of ICIs, the majority of initial non-responders tend to progress at a natural rate, and a significant proportion of initial responders eventually relapse. Thus, understanding the underlying biological mechanisms of primary and acquired resistance to immunotherapy has become a major focus of the field. ImmunoID NeXT provides insight into the following [...]

20 Jun, 2019

Paul Ricci

Mr. Ricci has served on our board of directors since February 2019. Since October 2018, Mr. Ricci has served as an Advisor to Lightspeed Venture Partners, an early-stage technology venture capital firm. Since September 2018, Mr. Ricci has served as an Advisor to Warburg Pincus, a private equity firm. Mr. Ricci served as Chief Executive Officer of Nuance Communications, [...]

20 Jun, 2019

A. Blaine Bowman

Mr. Bowman has served on our board of directors since May 2019. Beginning in 2006, Mr. Bowman served on the board of directors of Solexa, Inc., a DNA sequencing company, until its sale to Illumina, Inc., a biotechnology company, after which Mr. Bowman continued to serve on the board of directors until May 2018. From March 1977 to August 2005, [...]

13 Mar, 2018


ImmunogenomicsID™ Comprehensive immunogenomic characterization ImmunogenomicsID™, the latest analytics component of the ACE ImmunoID platform, summarizes critical areas of tumor biology such as the antigen processing machinery (APM), human leukocyte antigens (HLA), checkpoint modulation, and tumor escape. ImmunogenomicsID combines exome and transcriptome sequencing data from a paired tumor and normal [...]