• Jun20

    Accelerating Precision Oncology with Artificial Intelligence

    Written by: Anna Israyelyan, MD, PhD , Manager, Biopharma Solutions

    Anna Israyelyan, MD, PhD

    Artificial Intelligence is creating many opportunities for transformative disruption across the entire oncology value chain – from drug discovery to patient monitoring. And, CGI is leading the charge… Artificial Intelligence – or AI – has evolved into an umbrella term of sorts to refer to the broad set of techniques and methods to train computers […]

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  • May30

    Focus::Lymphoma™ | Comprehensive, Clinically Actionable, and Disease-Specific Proprietary NGS

    Written by: Anna Israyelyan, MD, PhD , Manager, Biopharma Solutions

    Anna Israyelyan, MD, PhD

    It’s been a year since the launch of our CLIA-validated proprietary Focus::Lymphoma™ panel.  To date, it remains the most comprehensive and clinically actionable disease-specific lymphoma panel in precision medicine. Since its introduction into the clinical trial setting in early 2016, Focus::Lymphoma™ has been utilized to power academic studies and several clinical trials, as well as […]

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  • May23

    Cleveland Clinic Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2017 | Liquid Biopsy: #4

    Written by: Anna Israyelyan, MD, PhD , Manager, Biopharma Solutions

    Anna Israyelyan, MD, PhD

    Liquid biopsies are able to provide information equal to or superior to traditional invasive tumor sampling procedures. With the increased recognition of the power of liquid biopsy technologies, it is no surprise there is an exploding hope, interest, and commitment in the liquid biopsy area. Cleveland clinic has ranked Liquid Biopsy as #4 on its […]

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  • May10

    CGI Selected by Scientist.com for Supplier Spotlight

    Written by: Anna Israyelyan, MD, PhD , Manager, Biopharma Solutions

    Anna Israyelyan, MD, PhD

    Scientist.com has selected Cancer Genetics, Inc. (CGI; Nasdaq: CGIX) to be featured for this month’s Supplier Spotlight. Scientist.com (formerly Assay Depot) is the largest online marketplace for scientific and pharmaceutical research services connecting thousands of researchers to service providers.  Scientist.com saves its users time, reduces costs, improves access to innovation, and ensures compliance. Recently, the […]

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  • May8

    The New Paradigm for Lung Cancer Diagnosis & Monitoring

    Written by: Anna Israyelyan, MD, PhD , Manager, Biopharma Solutions

    Anna Israyelyan, MD, PhD

    Liquid::Lung-cfDNA™ CGI Launches a Clinically Actionable, Multi-Gene, Liquid Biopsy Test for Lung Cancer Patients The “liquid biopsy” is making cancer diagnosis and treatment monitoring more efficient, precise, and convenient for patients. In fact, it’s rapidly becoming part of the new standard of care. And, CGI is taking active steps in leveraging high-performance, high-impact liquid biopsy […]

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  • Apr26

    Complete::IO™ – CGI’s New Panel to Advance Immuno-Oncology and Precision Therapy

    Written by: Anna Israyelyan, MD, PhD , Manager, Biopharma Solutions

    Anna Israyelyan, MD, PhD

    As you may have seen, Cancer Genetics, Inc. (CGI; Nasdaq: CGIX) issued a press release earlier this week announcing our Complete::IO™ flow cytometry panel.   This unique and comprehensive panel enables informed therapeutic decisions and assessment of potential toxicities for novel immuno-oncology (IO) therapies across both blood cancers and solid tumors. Immune-modulating agents, both non-specific (bacillus […]

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  • Apr6

    CGI Adopts the Avoca Diligent Prequalification Platform to Help Sponsors in the Clinical Trial Vendor Selection Process

    Written by: Anna Israyelyan, MD, PhD , Manager, Biopharma Solutions

    Anna Israyelyan, MD, PhD

    As an oncology diagnostic and clinical trial service provider, CGI recently became an early adopter of the innovative Avoca Diligent Prequalification Platform by The Avoca Group. THE ADDED VALUE OF AVOCA DILIGENT PREQUALIFICATION PLATFORM Increase quality, Improve efficiency, Reduce risk, and Accelerate the selection of critical clinical trial service providers Recently, the Avoca Group invited […]

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  • Mar20

    CGI’s Response to the Genomics Gap in Renal Cancer Drug Development

    Written by: Anna Israyelyan, MD, PhD , Manager, Biopharma Solutions

    Anna Israyelyan, MD, PhD

    Focus::Renal™ – The Most Comprehensive Molecular Profiling Tool for Kidney Cancer Clinical Testing & Clinical Trial Testing The presentation, “Genomics of RCC” at the 3rd Annual Summit on Genitourinary Malignancies in NYC in October 2016 was by an internationally recognized leader in the area of genitourinary cancers Sumanta (Monty) Kumar Pal, MD.  Dr. Pal presented […]

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  • Mar2

    CGI’s Comprehensive Approach to Liquid Biopsy

    Written by: Anna Israyelyan, MD, PhD , Manager, Biopharma Solutions

    Anna Israyelyan, MD, PhD

    TECHNOLOGY AGNOSTIC LIQUID BIOPSY SOLUTIONS As liquid biopsies have become an area of intense research, commercial activity, and a reality in cancer treatment, Cancer Genetics, Inc. (CGI; Nasdaq: CGIX) has actively taken steps to continue at the forefront in cancer diagnostics by evaluating and qualifying liquid biopsy tests for a broad range of indications. Liquid […]

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  • Feb17

    Going to Tri-Con Next Week?

    Written by: Anna Israyelyan, MD, PhD , Manager, Biopharma Solutions

    Anna Israyelyan, MD, PhD

    If you are part of the diagnostics and drug discovery ecosystem, the Tri-Conference ranks as one of the must attend events of the year. The week-long event is scheduled to kick off this Sunday, February 19th, in beautiful San Francisco. With a 24 year history of delivering molecular medicine and diagnostics breakthroughs and technologies, the […]

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  • Feb8

    Insight into CGI’s Molecular Diagnostics Work in India

    Written by: Anna Israyelyan, MD, PhD , Manager, Biopharma Solutions

    Anna Israyelyan, MD, PhD

    Based in Hyderabad, CG India (previously BioServe India, now a CGI Company) offers Indian scientists, pharmaceutical companies, and research institutes a full suite of molecular services and research tools to accelerate breakthroughs in genetics, drug discovery, biomarker research, and molecular diagnostics. CG India’s customers include nearly every Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and Council […]

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  • Feb2

    Will You Be in San Diego February 6th and 7th? Be Our Guest at the 2nd Annual Biomarker Conference

    Written by: Anna Israyelyan, MD, PhD , Manager, Biopharma Solutions

    Anna Israyelyan, MD, PhD

    Due to the overwhelming response to the first ever Biomarker Conference last year, scheduled attendance for the 2nd Annual Biomarker Conference is shaping up to surpass last year’s success. As you might suspect, the agenda is shaped around the “hot” topics in Precision Medicine: companion diagnostics (CDx), immuno-oncology (IO), and next generation sequencing (NGS). As […]

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  • Jan25

    Key Takeaways from ASH 2016: Novel Genomic Evaluation of Aggressive Lymphomas

    Written by: Anna Israyelyan, MD, PhD , Manager, Biopharma Solutions

    Anna Israyelyan, MD, PhD

    The most compelling things we learned at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) 2016 annual meeting last month were the many advances in the novel molecular characterization, evaluation, and applications for aggressive lymphomas. At a standing room only session dedicated to diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), various studies outlined the new possibilities in prognosis, treatment, […]

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  • Nov29

    Meet with Cancer Genetics at ASH

    Written by: Anna Israyelyan, MD, PhD , Manager, Biopharma Solutions

    Anna Israyelyan, MD, PhD

    At the world’s premier event in hematology, the American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting will provide it’s over 20,000 attendees with an opportunity to explore the year’s most significant research and discoveries in the field.  It’s also a time to connect with old friends, meet new ones, and learn about the latest industry trends. […]

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  • Nov8

    “Big World. Molecular Medicine. One Community” – Cancer Genetics’ Contributions to AMP this Year

    Written by: Anna Israyelyan, MD, PhD , Manager, Biopharma Solutions

    Anna Israyelyan, MD, PhD

    Every year, the Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) hosts a 3-day event, which provides high quality content  for the global molecular pathology community. As a leader in enabling precision medicine for oncology through molecular markers and diagnostics,  Cancer Genetics, Inc. (CGI) will contribute to the meeting’s theme through its carefully selected presentations and important insights. […]

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  • Sep19

    The Value of Precision Medicine Quantified

    Written by: Jamie Thalmann,

    In late 2013, the FDA published Paving the Way for Personalized Medicine: FDA’s Role in a New Era of Medical Product Development, with the intention of describing the agency’s goals to help drive personalized treatments and diagnostics. Within the introduction it is stated that “elegant science” and “well-designed” personalized medicine programs have created the opportunity […]

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  • Aug17

    Who Owns Personalized Medicine? Answer: Pathologists for now…

    Written by: Jamie Thalmann,

    Pathologists are occupying an ever more critical station in the continuum of care between patients and oncologists as innovation in both diagnostics and therapies continue to advance at an accelerating rate. The AML patient who would have been placed directly on chemotherapy just a few years ago, now may be identified for bone marrow transplant […]

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  • Jul27

    The Questions We Always Face in Every One of Our Clinical Trial Discussions…

    Written by: Jamie Thalmann,

    How often has the testing strategy in your clinical trial been limited by sample availability? What possible biomarker targets have you had to eliminate due to budget constraints? How do you parse the data you generate and develop actionable results? Providing solutions to these pragmatic and critical issues drove CGI’s decision to validate the Focus::Oncomine™ […]

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  • Jul12

    Successful Clinical Trials Hinge on Sample Integrity. Who’s Taking Care of Yours?

    Written by: Jamie Thalmann,

    Biological specimen management is one of the most critical components of clinical trial design and is embodied by a complex network of handling, processing, and testing. Every point of contact represents a new chance for errors or corruption to be introduced to the extremely valuable, finite sample material.

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  • Jul5

    Does Your Immunooncology Program Need Dako 22C3 or Ventana SP263? CGI Runs All Four PD-L1 IHC Clones. Let’s Find Out Which Works Best For You.

    Written by: Jamie Thalmann,

    PD-L and PD-L1 inhibitors will continue leading the paradigm shift in oncology toward immunotherapy for the foreseeable future. The PD-L1 IHC assays that have been developed as therapeutically paired diagnostics are now being pressed into service for hundreds of new combination treatments and indication expansions. Currently, four unique clones have reached clinical practice across Agilent’s […]

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