Cancer Research Applications

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Cancer applications in action

Advancements in research are driving breakthroughs in cancer. With the high-throughput capabilities of NGS to rapidly and accurately obtain large volumes of data, scientists are making discoveries to understand how cancers arise, evolve, and respond to treatments. NGS has made countless contributions to cancer research beyond genomic sequencing alone. Today, NGS allows researchers to understand biological events at the transcriptomic, epigenomic, and proteomic levels for novel applications such as single-cell studies, liquid biopsies, immunotherapies, and more.

Popular cancer research applications

Cancer single-cell analysis

Single-cell sequencing allows researchers to understand drivers of cancer at the DNA, RNA, epigenetic, and protein levels (individually or as multiomic experiments) with single-cell resolution.

Liquid biopsy research

Involves the analysis of genetic material (e.g., cell-free DNA, circulating tumor cells) from bodily fluids (e.g., blood, urine) to detect and monitor cancer-related genetic alterations. Liquid biopsies offer a less invasive alternative to traditional tissue biopsies.

Cancer biomarkers

Cancer biomarkers can offer information about cancer activity and risks. NGS can simultaneously profile hundreds of cancer biomarkers, enabling actionable insights for cancer research.

Immuno-oncology research and tumor microenvironments

Immuno-oncology is an emerging field where NGS plays a significant role in analyzing immunotherapy response factors, discovering biomarkers, and applying genomics for personalized immunotherapy. NGS can efficiently assess the tumor microenvironments for immune marker expression in response to tumor growth, treatments, and more while simultaneously profiling thousands of gene expression targets.

Cancer research methods

Cancer sequencing methods

Learn about NGS-based cancer sequencing methods, which provide more information in less time than single-gene and array-based approaches.

New 2023 Cancer Methods Guide

The Cancer Methods Guide is a 40+ page comprehensive resource covering cancer research topics, methods, solutions, and more.

Cancer research solutions

Cancer research kits and reagents

Find sequencing and microarray kits that enable researchers to analyze genomic alterations in cancer samples.

Cancer whole-genome sequencing

Discover novel features and benefits with whole-genome sequencing for cancer research.

Sequencing platforms

Explore our line of NGS platforms. View benchtop and production-scale NGS sequencer comparison tables and find tools designed to help you choose the right platform for your needs.

Additional resources

Cancer research overview

Get an overview of cancer research and explore methods for a multiomic approach to study this complex disease.

Redefining NGS in cancer research

In this webinar, experts cover essential background topics in NGS, achievements, challenges, and how an integrated multiomics approach can be used in cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Cancer research feature articles

Read featured articles on cancer research from scientists worldwide covering a broad range of topics.