Peer-reviewed medical publications

HPV Genotyping and Treatment Outcome Predictions

Urnovitz, HB et al. Detection of novel HPV mutations and chromosomal number imbalance (CNI) in laryngeal cancer using next-generation sequencing (NGS). J ClinOncol 32:5s, 2014 (suppl; abstr 6072).

The detection of novel HPV mutations and CNI analysis in a single NGS run on HPV-related diseases provides important information into viral-host dynamics while generating biomarkers that can be correlated with treatment outcomes.

Breast Cancer Liquid Biopsy Screening Test

Beck, J. et al. Cell-free DNA copy number variations as a marker for breast cancer in a large study cohort. J ClinOncol 31, 2013 (suppl; abstr 11013).

Using comparative massive parallel sequencing of cfDNA from cancer patients vs. controls, we were able to show that a 16-region model based on CNV, is useful to distinguish patients with breast cancer from matched controls.

Animal Model for MRD in Breast Cancer

Beck, J. et al. Structural variation in mammary carcinomas and their detection in cell-free plasma DNA. PLOS One 2013 (10.1371/journal.pone.0075485).

Mammary tumors are the most frequent cancers in female dogs exhibiting a variety of histopathological differences. There is lack of knowledge about the genomes of these common dog tumors. Five tumors of three different histological subtypes were evaluated.

Digital PCR of cfDNA for Transplant Rejetion

Beck J. et alDigital droplet PCR for rapid quantification of donor DNA in the circulation of transplant recipients as a potential universal biomarker of graft injury. Clin Chem. 2013 ;59:1732-41

Cell-free DNA (cfDNA) from grafts in the circulation of transplant recipients is a potential biomarker of rejection. Its usefulness was investigated after heart transplantation during the maintenance phase by use of microarrays and massive parallel sequencing of donor and recipient DNA.

NGS of prostate cancer

Schütz, E. et al. Comparative analysis of the chromosomal origins of circulating nucleic acids in breast and prostate cancer. J ClinOncol 28:15s, 2010 (suppl; abstr 10505).

The aim of this study was to find signature CNA sequences from patients with breast cancer (BCa) or prostate cancer (PCa) compared to healthy controls, with respect to their predictive potential, as well as to provide new insights into tumor biology.

Breast Cancer cfDNA with NGS

Beck J, Urnovitz HB, Mitchell WM, Schütz E. Next generation sequencing of serum circulating nucleic acids from patients with invasive ductal breast cancer reveals differences to healthy and nonmalignant controls. Mol Cancer Res 2010; 8:335-42.

Chronix has first used the NGS technology for investigation into the use in breast cancer with very promising results.