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CPTAC Develops HER-2 Targeted Mass Spec Test (CLIA-certified)

In the era of precision medicine, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) is one of the important predictive and prognostic biomarkers in breast cancer. At present, conventional HER2-targeting therapies improve outcomes for patients with HER2-positive breast cancer, defined as tumors having ...


Study Finds Clues to Why Some Kidney Cancers Respond to Treatment While Others Do Not

Kidney cancer is the eighth most diagnosed cancer for both men and women in the United States, and about 76,000 new cases and nearly 14,000 deaths are expected in 2021. It is a category that includes many different kinds of cancer and is dominated by renal cell carcinoma.


AML Microenvironment Catalyzes a Step-wise Evolution to Gilteritinib Resistance

Adult acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow. It is characterized by an aberrant proliferation of immature myeloblasts that infiltrate the bone marrow and impair normal hematopoiesis. AML is the most common type of acute leukemia in adults and usually worsens quickly if ...


Multiplexed Assays to Monitor Your Oncogenic Growth Signaling Network

In the age of personalized cancer therapy, genetic sequencing technologies allow clinicians to rapidly pinpoint mutations likely involved in driving patient-specific tumorigenesis and disease progression. These oncogenic mutations lead to the aberrant activation of signaling pathways involved in ...


Data Sharing Policies: From Bermuda, to Fort Lauderdale, to Amsterdam, to Sydney

Advancements in science and health care are made possible through widespread access to results from cutting-edge research, enabling scientists to use and build on this knowledge. A critically important aspect of the success of the Human Genome Project was its approach to immediately release pre- ...


UniProt Expands Collaboration With CPTAC

UniProt, the leading online protein reference library, has expanded its collaboration with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium (CPTAC). In addition to searching for a protein-of-interest in UniProt, which includes cross-reference links to the NCI CPTAC ...


CPTAC and FDA publish findings of a community effort to identify and correct mislabeled samples in multi-omics studies

In biomedical research, sample mislabeling or incorrect annotation has been a long-standing issue contributing to irreproducible results and invalid conclusions. These issues are particularly prevalent in large scale multi-omics studies, in which multiple different omics experiments are carried out ...


CPTAC Assists with CLSI C64: Advancing Quantitative Protein/Peptide Mass Spectrometry Tests Towards Medical Laboratories

Protein/Peptide mass spectrometry (MS) is an enabling technology that is ideally suited for precision diagnostics, due to its quantitative measurements that can be multiplexed and its ability to directly identify proteoforms. As a result, interest on the widespread implementation of quantitative ...


The Next Horizon in Precision Oncology

Where is cancer research headed in the next decade? Scientists and oncologists at the National Cancer Institute share their thoughts on the NEXT HORIZON IN PRECISION ONCOLOGY - proteogenomics.


CPTAC Helps to Identify New Roles for TGFβ in the DNA Damage Response

TGFβ is a cytokine with many, often paradoxical, roles in cancer biology. Acting as a tumor suppressor, TGFβ exerts negative control on epithelial cell proliferation - a function that tumor cells must overcome in order to progress to malignant disease. On the other hand, TGFβ also acts as a pro- ...


CPTAC Researchers Expand the use of MSFragger to Search N- and O-linked Glycopeptides

CPTAC researchers out of the University of Michigan have hit another home run. The Nesvizhskii lab, developer of the FragPipe proteomics pipeline, has developed an extension of its MSFragger flagship software to now identify N- and O-linked glycopeptides. The study was recently published in Nature ...


NCI’s International Cancer Proteogenome Consortium Welcomes Three New Member Institutions in the Global Fight Against Cancer

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the National Institutes of Health is pleased to announce the signing of two new memoranda of understanding (MOUs) for international cancer research and care, as well as new efforts in the emerging scientific area of proteogenomics for precision oncology. MOUs ...


Aggressive Brain Tumor Mapped in Genetic, Molecular Detail

Glioblastoma is among the most aggressive and devastating of cancers. While rare compared with other cancers, it’s the most common type of brain cancer. Even with intensive therapy, relatively few patients survive longer than two years after diagnosis, and fewer than 10% of patients survive beyond ...


Dysregulation of Glycosylation in Prostate Cancer Cells Affect Extracellular Vesicle Proteome

Prostate cancer screening is typically done by evaluation of levels of prostate-specific antigens (PSA). Unfortunately, its effectiveness in stratifying low risk patients from those with aggressive (AG) prostate cancer is poor. Localized in the Golgi, α (1,6) fucosyltranferase (FUT8), a ...


Proteogenomics Offers Insight to Treating Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Proteogenomic analysis may offer new insight into matching cancer patients with an effective therapy for their particular cancer. A new study identifies three molecular subtypes in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) that could be used to better determine appropriate treatment.


Well-Known Oncogenic Mutations ErbB2/Her2 May Also Play A Role in Leukemogenesis

Activating point mutations in ErbB/Her2 receptor tyrosine kinases have an infamous role in promoting oncogenesis across several different cancers, including breast and lung. Heterodimer activation of the ErbB2/ErbB3 oncogenic unit induces cancer cell proliferation via PI3K/AKT signaling pathways.


In Case You Missed It: CPTAC Junior Investigator Spotlight (Part 2)

In case you missed it, this final article (part 2 of 2) in the Investigator Spotlight Series, developed and written by Dr. Dawn Hayward, Office Clinical Cancer Proteomic Research (OCCPR) NCI Communications Fellow, highlights our up and coming Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium (CPTAC) ...


First Large-scale, Multicenter Proteogenomic Analysis Offers New Insights Into Pediatric Brain Tumor Biology

A comprehensive “proteogenomic” analysis of the proteins, genes, and RNA transcription involved in pediatric brain tumors has yielded a more complete understanding of these tumors, which are the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in children. The results could help physicians more accurately ...


Proteogenomics Enhances the Identification of Therapeutic Vulnerabilities in Breast Cancer

Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and other institutions have applied powerful proteogenomics approaches to better understand the biological complexity of breast cancer. With this approach, the researchers were able to propose more precise diagnostics ...


Evaluating Biomarkers in Metastatic Breast Cancer Bone Biopsies Without Decalcification

In a recent publication in the journal Clinical Chemistry, CPTAC investigators from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center described a robust technique for evaluating biomarker expression of key receptors in patients with breast cancer bone metastasis using non-decalcified bone biopsies in immuno ...


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