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Tumor Signaling 360™ Panel

Helping Your Research

As therapeutics that target tumor signaling evolve, a greater understanding of tumor signaling is required as well as a better understanding of the interactions of tumor cells with the tissue milieu. The Tumor Signaling 360 Panel is intended to play this exact role, enabling deeper profiling of the tumor that is complete, yet focused on signaling pathways of interest for targeted therapeutic development. Covering hundreds of genes involved in tumorigenesis, metastasis, and inflammation, the nCounter Tumor Signaling 360 Panel offers a holistic view of the biology of the tumor, microenvironment, and immune response with an emphasis on dysfunctional cell signaling in cancer.

  • Profile 40+ pathways involved in tumor biology, immune evasion, and remodeling of the microenvironment.
  • Identify targets for novel therapeutics
  • Understand the mechanism of action of targeted therapies
  • Determine the extent of anti-tumor immune response with the Tumor Inflammation Signature
  • Quantify the presence and relative abundance of 14 different immune cell types

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.

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How it Works

The nCounter 360 series of cancer gene expression panels have been developed to comprehensively profile the tumor, immune response, and microenvironment. Genes included in the Tumor Signaling 360 Panel are organized and linked to various advanced analysis modules to allow for efficient analysis of cell signaling pathways.

Advanced Analysis Modules available for Tumor Signaling 360:

  • Normalization
  • Quality Control
  • Individual Pathway Analysis
  • Cell Profiling
  • Differential Expression
  • Gene Set Analysis
  • Built-in compatibility for Panel-Plus and Protein Analysis

 

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Product Information

Core Themes and Annotations
Tumor Inflammation Signature
Immune Cell Type Gene Coverage
Product Specifications
Catalog Information
Product Comparison
Core Themes and Annotations
Tumor Inflammation Signature

The Tumor Inflammation Signature includes 18 functional genes known to be associated with response to PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitors.

Includes four areas of Immune Biology: IFN-ү-responsive genes related to antigen presentation, chemokine expression, cytotoxic activity, and adaptive immune resistance genes.

The tumor inflammation gene expression signature highlights the complex biology of the host immune microenvironment.

View publication and video.

  1. Ayers, Mark, et al. “IFN-y-related mRNA profile predicts clinical response to PD-1 blockade.” The Journal of Clinical Investigation 127.8 (2017).
Immune Cell Type Gene Coverage

Platform Specifications (*Does not apply to Prosigna® Breast Cancer Prognostic Gene Signature Assay (1))

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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.

Related Resources

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Product Bulletin Tumor Signaling 360 Panel – Product Bulletin
Blog Post How the Field of Immuno-Oncology is Changing Fast
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Blog Post Five Key Milestones in the History of Research in Cancer Biology

Publications

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Highly Multiplexed Spatially Resolved Proteomic and Transcriptional Profiling of the Glioblastoma Microenvironment Using Archived Formalin-Fixed Paraffin-Embedded Specimens.

Glioblastoma is a heterogeneous tumor for which effective treatment options are limited and often insufficient. Few studies have examined the intratumoral transcriptional and proteomic heterogeneity of the glioblastoma microenvironment to characterize the spatial distribution of potential molecular and cellular therapeutic immunooncology targets.

PFKFB3 overexpression in monocytes of patients with colon but not rectal cancer programs pro-tumor macrophages and is indicative for higher risk of tumor relapse.

Introduction: Circulating monocytes are main source for tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) that control tumor growth, angiogenesis, metastasis and therapy resistance. We raised the questions how monocyte programming is affected by growing tumors localized in colon and rectal sections, and how treatment onsets affect monocyte programming in the circulation.

Spatial genomics reveals a high number and specific location of B cells in the pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma microenvironment of long-term survivors.

Background and aim: Only 10% of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) patients survive longer than five years. Factors underlining long-term survivorship in PDAC are not well understood.

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