Posts Tagged: molecular diagnostics

WT1 expression and NPM1 mutations as biomarkers for minimal residual disease (MRD) monitoring in AML patients

The AML Global Portal highlights the value of AML biomarkers WT1 expression and NPM1 mutation for MRD monitoring in AML patients The AML_Global_Portal is an evidence-based online resource committed to informing and educating health care providers about the latest cutting-edge advancements in acute myeloid leukemia (AML). The portal aims to help advance understanding and share… Read article →


Improved research and diagnostics could help reduce the economic burden of blood disorders

Since the arrival of personalized healthcare and molecular diagnostics, there has been growing support for utilizing DNA, RNA, and protein-based biomarker detection methods as a means to help reduce rising healthcare costs (1). Molecular diagnostics can help select the right patients for the right treatments, and define which patients require costly confirmatory diagnostic tests. In… Read article →


ESMO guidelines committee update clinical recommendations for metastatic colorectal cancer

The European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO ) is a leading European professional organization for medical oncology and is considered the reference society for oncology education and information. Comprised of more than 13,000 oncology professionals from over 130 countries, ESMO is a home for all oncology stakeholders, and connects professionals with diverse expertise and experience…. Read article →


New study suggests RT-PCR-based ALK assay useful in clinical practice

Anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) gene rearrangements are found in 3–5% of lung adenocarcinomas (ADC) (2–4, Figure 1), and over 20 ALK fusion partners have been implicated in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) (5). Thanks to the relatively recent development of small molecule targeted therapies, the ALK oncogene is now targetable using ALK tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs)… Read article →


WHO Releases Updated Guidelines for Classification of Myeloid Neoplasms and Acute Leukemia

The right diagnosis can lead to the right treatment: Recent advances in the identification of unique biomarkers associated with some myeloid neoplasms and acute leukemia have prompted the World Health Organization (WHO) to update its 2008 Classification of Tumors of Hematopoietic Tissues (1). These revised guidelines were recently published in Blood. This new 2016 classification does… Read article →