Cancer Genomic Screening Program LC-SCRUM-Asia Adopts Latest Thermo Fisher Scientific NGS Solutions

Program will leverage Ion Torrent Genexus System* and Oncomine Precision Assay* to advance precision medicine for lung cancer in Asia

CARLSBAD, Calif., Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — LC-SCRUM-Asia, a leading cancer genomic screening program, has selected Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Ion Torrent Genexus System* and Oncomine Precision Assay*, a pan-cancer panel, to advance precision medicine in Asia. The next-generation sequencing (NGS) solutions will be used in two prospective, observational projects to support the development of future therapeutics and diagnostics for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

The Lung Cancer Genomic Screening Project for Individualized Medicine in Asia aims to overcome challenges in establishing precision medicine for patients with NSCLC through large-scale genetic screening and monitoring. The Lung Cancer Genomic Screening Project for Individualized Medicine – Molecular Testing for Resistant Tumors to Systemic Therapy (LC-SCRUM-TRY), newly launched on September 28, is designed to examine drug resistance in NSCLC.

“The studies

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Nationwide genomic analysis to study possible reasons for the low COVID-19 mortality rate in Japan

TOKYO, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Japanese researchers have launched the Joint Research Coronavirus Task Force to gather genetic information for predicting severe cases of COVID-19 and developing effective vaccines. 

National Network of Medical Institutions © Keio University
National Network of Medical Institutions © Keio University

The Keio Research Highlights website offers more details about this and other recent research being conducted by researchers at Keio University.

https://research-highlights.keio.ac.jp/

On 21 May, 2020, the Joint Research Coronavirus Task Force was launched in Japan to promote the development of a mucosal vaccine for COVID-19 based on advanced genomic analysis.

“We will analyze 600 blood samples taken from Japanese COVID-19 patients located in approximately 100 hospitals throughout Japan,” explains Takanori Kanai of the Keio University School of Medicine, who leads the task force. “One of the goals of the research is to try to understand why the mortality rate due to COVID-19 has remained significantly lower in

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