In this presentation, you will learn about the impact of various molecular endpoints for facilitating therapeutic selection with considerations to the
patient’s immune response. Determining the tumor mutational burden (TMB) has increased in adoption as a biomarker but how it is determined and the implications on interpretation are not standardized. We outline conventions for TMB calculation and suggest algorithm approaches and effects across matched samples tested with Exome, targeted
panels, independent of normal samples. Using colorectal cancer specimens, we demonstrate utility for extending traditional biomarker testing of FFPE into liquid biopsy inclusive of TMB calculation. We also review updates enhancing algorithms calling TMB with tumor tissue only, showing high linearity concordance to paired calls with high reproducibility and RNA-Sequencing, which are novel frontiers in this space and can extend advantage of TMB in datasets and specimens.