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Advancing gastric cancer precision medicine with novel genomic screens†


A recent study published in The Journal of Pathology used an shRNA library targeting all known human genes involved in metabolism to identify genes important for gastric cancer. The screen identified aspartyl-tRNA synthetase (DARS) as a potential drug target, and patients whose tumors had high DARS levels had a worse prognosis, particularly among diffuse-type gastric cancer. These findings identify a potential therapeutic target for precision medicine of gastric cancer patients, and may be useful for further investigations to discover additional interacting targets. © 2022 The Authors. The Journal of Pathology published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of The Pathological Society of Great Britain and Ireland.

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