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nCounter® PanCancer Progression Panel

nCounter® PanCancer Progression Panel

Prosigna Score / ROR Score:

The ROR Score has been validated to predict the risk of recurrence of disease in ER+ breast cancer after surgery and treatment with 5 years of endocrine therapy. The ROR score depends upon the biology of the intrinsic subtypes, the proliferation score of the tumor, and the tumor size as shown in the equation below:

ROR = aRLumA + bRLumB + cRHer2 + dRBasal + eP + fT

Each of the R variables in the equation above indicate the Pearson correlation coefficient of the PAM50 expression profile for the tumor compared to each of the prototypical centroids for the intrinsic subtypes shown in the heatmap below. P is the proliferation score, which is the average gene expression profile of genes associated with cell-cycle progression and T is the tumor stage.

Figure: Heatmap of PAM50 genes by subtype. Red is higher expression and green is lower expression

nCounter® PanCancer Progression Panel

Cancer progression involves multiple processes and mechanisms that are highly interconnected.


The nCounter PanCancer Progression Panel lets you perform multiplex gene expression analysis with 770 genes from each step in the cancer progression process including angiogenesis, extracellular matrix remodeling (ECM), epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT), and metastasis.

  • Angiogenesis: Angiogenesis is the biological process of generating new blood vessels from pre-existing vasculature and plays an important role in cancer progression as solid tumors require a blood supply to grow beyond few millimeters.

  • Extracellular matrix remodeling(ECM): ECM is an assembly of proteins and sugar that surrounds cells in solid tissue that provide mechanical structure to cells. The ECM must be remodeled in order to accommodate tumor growth. Several remodeling genes have further roles in progression, acting as transcription factors in metastatic growth.

  • Epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT): EMT is a process in which epithelial cells lose their polarity and cell to cell adhesion which is then undergoing biochemical changes that enable them to acquire mesenchymal-like properties. EMT is a process that cancer cells undergo which plays an important role in metastasis.

  • Metastasis: Metastasis is a collection of cellular processes commencing when cells migrate from the primary tumor to the bloodstream or lymph vessels to another part of the body and form new tumors. There are a set of metastasis suppressor genes that each potential new tumor site must avoid.

Quantify gene expression of metastatic growth and suppressor genes.


Rapidly and easily screen samples for biomarker discovery or drug mechanism of action to support your research.


3D-enabled for multi-analyte analysis with Vantage 3D™ Assays

GeoMx DSP COVID-19 Protein and RNA Analysis

  • Rapidly perform high-plex spatial analyses of the host response in FFPE or fresh frozen tissue using the  GeoMx Digital Spatial Profiler (DSP). NanoString’s GeoMx DSP platform enables high-plex protein and RNA experiments in key areas of biology such as molecular response, cellular (immune) response, tissue damage, and drivers of individual susceptibility to severe forms of disease.

  • The GeoMx COVID-19 Immune Response Atlas, a ~1,850-plex RNA assay, enables spatial studies of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and host response. RNA targets include COVID-19 receptors and proteases, pulmonary alveolar type I and II markers, lung biology markers, viral response markers, and SARS-CoV-2 probes. RNA targets are profiled simultaneously using the GeoMx DSP and an Illumina next-generation sequencer (NGS) for readout. Users can run ACD RNAscope™ probes alongside GeoMx RNA probes to identify regions of interest.

  • A five-antibody custom, ready-to-go protein panel, with receptor, protease, and viral markers is available through the GeoMx Technology Access Program or for order through Abcam. This  COVID-19 GeoMx-formatted Antibody  is run with the 20-plex GeoMx Immune Cell Profiling Core (plus controls) with readout on the nCounter Analysis System. Users can add up to six 10-plex modules including the Immune Activation Status, Immune Cell Typing, and/or Cell Death modules to more deeply profile proteins involved in T cell activation and cell death. NanoString scientists can recommend commercially-available markers for lung epithelium, nasal epithelium, immune response markers, and the viral spike protein.

Comprehensive Gene Expression

Perform multiplex gene expression analysis with 770 genes from each step in the cancer progression process including: angiogenesis, extracellular matrix remodeling (ECM), epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and metastasis.

Flexible Sample Type

FFPE derived RNA, total RNA, fragmented RNA, cell lysates

Customizable

Customizable with up to 55 additional user-defined genes with Panel Plus option

Investigate cancer progression and metastasis

The eight essential components of stem cell biology

Stemness
Pluripotency
Regulatory Signaling
Epigenetics
Mechano-Signaling
Metabolism
Differentiation Signaling
Lineage Specification

Stem Cell Renewal:

  • Stem Cell Prolifiration

  • Cell Cycle

  • Senescence/Quiescence

  • Autophagy

  • Apoptosis

  • Anti-Apoptosis

  • PSC Pluripotency Markers and Regulators

  • Naive State/Primed State

Regulatory Pathways:​

  • Wnt/B-catenin Pathway

  • Hedgehog Signaling

  • AP-1 Signaling

  • PI3K-AKTmTOR Pathway

  • MAPK Pathway

  • JAK/STAT Pathway

  • Notch Signaling

Epigenetic Mechanism:

  • DNA Methylation

  • Histone Acetylation & Methylation

Mechano-Signaling:

  • Rho/ROCK Signaling

  • integrin/Cadherin Signaling

  • Hippo Pathway

Metabolism:

  • Oxidative Stress Response

  • Hypoxia Response

  • Amino Acid Metabolism

  • Fatty Acid Metabolism

  • Glutamine Metabolism

  • Glucose Metabolism

Differentiation Signaling and Pathways:

  • TGFB Signaling

  • Cytoskeletal Reorganization

  • MET/EMT Signaling

  • HOX Gene Activation

Differentiation Lineage:

  • Endodermal /Ectodermal /Mesodermal Lineage Markers

  • Key Somatic Cell Types

Custom & Clinical Products

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Product
Maximum Targets
Daily Sample Throughput
Analytes Offered
Common Applications

Custom codeSets

Elements TagSets

PlexSet Reagents

Self-assembled, interchangeable probes, optimized for smaller validation projects with maximum flexibility

Self-assembled, interchangeable probes for high-throughput, sample multiplexing projects

User-designed, turn-key solution that comes ready-to-use

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96

800

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24-96

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mRNA, CNV, Fusions

mRNA, Fusions

mRNA, miRNA, CNV, Fusions

Cell line drug screen, biomarker development, infectious disease

Gene Signature Development

Model Organism, Microbes, Agriculture

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