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Cancer progression involves multiple processes and mechanisms that are highly interconnected. The nCounter PanCancer Progression Panel lets you perform multiplex gene expression analysis with 770 genes from each step in the cancer progression process including: angiogenesis, extracellular matrix remodeling (ECM), epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and metastasis.
- Comprehensive gene expression analysis of cancer progression
- Quantify gene expression of metastatic growth and suppressor genes
- Rapidly and easily screen samples for biomarker discovery or drug mechanism of action to support your research
- Customizable with up to 55 additional user-defined genes with Panel Plus option
Inspired by systems biology approaches to cancer research, NanoString’s 360 Series Panel Collection gives you a 360° view of gene expression by combining carefully-curated content involved in the biology of the tumor, microenvironment, and the immune response into a single holistic assay. Each panel contains the 18-gene Tumor Inflammation Signature (TIS) that measures a peripherally-suppressed, adaptive immune response and has been shown to correlate with response to checkpoint inhibitors.
360 Series Panel Collection
This panel is designed specifically for immuno-oncology and translational researchers studying the impact of immune evasion in the tumor microenvironment.
This panel helps researchers quickly decode the complexities of breast cancer biology, develop novel breast cancer gene signatures, and categorize disease heterogeneity.
Processes, features and key genes included in the panel:
↓ O2, ↑ Glycolysis
Extracellular Matrix Remodeling
The extracellular matrix (ECM) is an assembly of proteins and sugars that surrounds cells in solid tissues, primarily providing mechanical structure to cells. The ECM must be remodeled in order to accommodate tumor growth. Tumor cells rely on the MMP and LOX gene families to change the surrounding EMC environment. Several of these remodeling genes have further roles in progression, acting as transcription factors in metastatic growth.
Genes: LOXs MMPs TIMPs ITGAs ITGBs COLs SERPINs
The epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a process that cancer cells undergo which promotes metastatic progression. Epithelial cells are defined by their ability to laterally tether to each other in sheets using intercellular junctions, where as mesenchymal cells are more elongated for motility and rely on focal adhesions for attachment. The epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a dynamic spectrum between these two states that can be reversible depending on the surrounding processes
Genes: ZEBs SNAIs TWISTs PRRZ1 SMADs BMI1 ESR1 GSC MITF SIP1
Metastasis is a collection of cellular processes commencing when a cell migrates from the primary tumor to successful development of a distant tumor. While all of the general processes that are not included in the major three themes have been grouped in to the term ‘metastasis’. This term includes general cell growth signaling pathways, hypoxia response, and metabolic changes. Additionally, there are a set of metastasis suppressor genes that each potential new tumor site must avoid.
Genes: HIF1A BRMS1 TXNIP MED23 DLC1 CDH1 GSN KISS1 KDM1A NME1 MTOR
Angiogenesis is the biological process of generating new blood vessels from pre-existing vasculature. In the disease state, angiogenesis is induced quite early in cancer development, a process often referred to as turning on an “angiogenic switch.” Angiogenesis is of particular interest in cancer progression considering that distant tumors cannot grow more that 2-3 cubic mm without vasculature.
Genes: VEGFs FGFs FGFRs PDGFs ANG ANGPTs EGF HGF
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360 Series Product Comparison
Fully-annotated gene lists in Excel format are available for each of the 360 Panels. The table below compares the biology coverage of the 360 Panels across the tumor, microenvironment, and the immune response to that of the PanCancer Panels Collection.
Activin A-mediated polarization of cancer-associated fibroblasts and macrophages confers resistance to checkpoint immunotherapy in skin cancer
Purpose: Cemiplimab is approved for the treatment of locally advanced basal cell carcinomas (BCCs), however with mitigated results. We sought to interrogate the cellular and molecular transcriptional reprogramming underlying BCC resistance to immunotherapy.
Two Cases of Severe Pulmonary Toxicity from Highly Active Mesothelin-Directed CAR T Cells
Multiple clinical studies have treated mesothelin (MSLN)-positive solid tumors by administering MSLN-directed chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells. Although these products are generally safe, efficacy is limited.
Digital spatial profiling of CD4+ T cells in classic Hodgkin lymphoma
Classic Hodgkin lymphoma (CHL) harbors a small number of Hodgkin-Reed-Sternberg (HRS) cells scattered among numerous lymphocytes. HRS cells are surrounded by distinct CD4+ T cells in a rosette-like manner.
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