Reaching a better understanding of tumor immunogenicity and immunotherapy

Supporting a personalized medicine approach with NGS technologies

Cancer Immunotherapy Research

Immuno-oncology is an emerging field that has taken great strides in the fight against cancer, bolstered by a refined understanding of how tumors evade the natural immune response. Leading immuno-oncology researchers are leveraging next-generation sequencing to discover biomarkers and apply genomics to personalized immunotherapy.

Research into the mechanisms tumors use to evade the immune response have led to promising therapeutic targets. These therapies boost the ability of the immune system to target cancer, or limit the tumor’s ability to evade the natural immune response.

Advancing Cancer Immunotherapy Research

Immunotherapy research is growing as scientists identify biomarkers to potentially associate with favorable therepeutic responses. See how the throughput capability of NGS could help advance this research.

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RNA-Seq Advantages Immuno-oncology Research Doc

Advantages of RNA-Seq in Immuno-oncology Research

Transcriptome analysis is helping to advance cancer immunotherapy research. This white paper demonstrates the performance of TruSeq RNA Access in comparison to a hybridization-based digital counting method for quantitative analysis (NanoString Technologies) of 57 tumor tissue samples.

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Illumina offers several library preparation and sequencing options with access to data analysis options for Immuno-Oncology Research. Streamlined workflows and flexible kit configurations accommodate multiple study designs.

Approximately 90% of the world’s sequencing data are generated using Illumina sequencing by synthesis (SBS) chemistry.*

Click on the below to view products for each workflow step.

Nextera Flex for Enrichment

Nextera Flex for Enrichment uses a fast, user-friendly workflow. On-bead tagmentation chemistry is combined with a simplified, single hybridization protocol to reduce total workflow time.

TruSeq RNA Exome

The TruSeq RNA Exome library prep kit provides a low-cost solution for analyzing human RNA isolated from limited or low-quality samples, including FFPE.

TruSeq DNA Exome

TruSeq DNA Exome is a cost-effective library preparation and exome enrichment solution.

AmpliSeq for Illumina Immune Response Panel

Targeted RNA expression research panel investigating 395 genes involved in tumor-immune system interactions.

TruSight Oncology 500

Assay targeting multiple variant types, including tumor mutational burden (TMB) and microsatellite instability (MSI), even from low-quality samples.

TruSeq Stranded Total RNA Library Prep Kit

A robust, highly scalable whole-transcriptome analysis solution for a variety of species and sample types.

NovaSeq 6000 System

Flexibility and unprecedented throughput for virtually any genome, sequencing method, and scale of project.

HiSeq 4000 System

Patterned flow cell technology results in high throughput, low price per sample, and enhanced speed and performance.

NextSeq 550 System

Flexible configurations that support up to 12 exomes per run.

BaseSpace RNA-Seq Apps

Immuno-Oncology filter for RNA sequencing analysis.

Isaac Enrichment App

Uses the Isaac Genome Alignment Software and the Isaac Variant Caller for exome data analysis.

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Keeping Pace with Immuno-oncology
Identifying Biomarkers of Resistance

Eliezer Van Allen, MD highlights how NGS can help identify biomarkers of response and resistance to cancer immunotherapy.

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Immuno-Oncology Battle Lines Video
Equipping the Body to Fight Cancer From Within

Recent years have seen an explosion in the translation of immuno-oncology research into new treatment modalities.

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Participant Stratification in Immuno-Oncology
Participant Stratification in Immunotherapy Research

Scientists discuss how advances in immuno-oncology research resulting from NGS help better stratify subjects for clinical trials.

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Keeping Pace with Immuno-oncology
Keeping Pace with Immuno-oncology Research

NGS technology can accelerate biomarker identification and bring down costs for research subject screening and safety monitoring.

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Unmasking the Viral Etiology of Cancer and Immune Disease
Unmasking the Viral Etiology of Cancer and Immune Disease

Dr. Emilie Hultin and her team use Illumina sequencers to identify novel HPV types correlated with non-melanoma skin cancers.

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Using NGS to Aid the Immune System in Targeting Cancers
Using NGS to Aid the Immune System in Targeting Cancers

An overview of exciting new fields of immunotherapy research, and how NGS helps to move them forward.

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Immuno-oncology Informatics Applications Using NGS
Immuno-oncology Research Informatics Applications Using NGS

Improved informatics tools enable neoantigen discovery and tumor microenvironment analysis.

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Genomic Technologies for Cancer Research

Learn the numerous ways that genomic technologies can be applied to tumor biology.

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*Data calculations on file. Illumina, Inc., 2015