March 11, 2019

On March 6, 2019, MDIC released a Landscape Analysis report compiling all the currently available somatic variant reference samples for next-generation sequencing-based tests. This report, researched and assembled by MDIC’s Somatic Reference Samples Landscape Analysis working group, is a catalog of known SRS products for NGS-based oncology tests compiled in one resource, according to the same criteria, with links to more detailed information on the products. The authors grouped the SRS products first by format of the sample: synthetic DNA, genomic DNA, cell-free DNA, human cell line, and FFPE Then, for each SRS in that format,  they provide a description, references, genes and variants, the reference sample type/format, validation methods, a note on whether it’s publicly available, and a URL or contact information for additional details and information. The authors have removed all references to marketing claims, so this is an excellent source of need-to-know information without promotional language.

The Landscape Analysis report can found on the Resource Library.

Attending the American Association of Cancer Research Annual Meeting?

There will be an educational session held on March 30, from 3:15 – 5:15 in Room 402 – Georgia World CC.

Session: EDPOL04 – Cancer Genomic Reference Samples: MDIC Somatic Reference Sample Collaborative Initiative

More details available at:!/6812/session/29