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Cancer Biomarkers

News on molecular markers used to guide cancer treatment, assess prognosis, or detect relapse.

CHMP endorsed the immunotherapy combination for women in Europe with triple-negative, advanced cancers based on results from a Phase III trial reported last December.

The successful development of new targeted tissue-agnostic cancer drugs will be tied to the use of real-world data and new clinical trial formats.

Regulators in the country granted additional approval of the test as a companion diagnostic for Rozlytrek, marketed in Japan by Roche's Chugai Pharmaceutical.

The drug is for first-line maintenance therapy after BRCA-mutated advanced ovarian cancer patients respond to platinum chemo and the test will identify those with BRCA mutations.

Combined DNA/RNA-seq efforts in various settings could lead to new ways of treating kids with drugs meant for adults or to the development of new therapies.

The PARP inhibitor is approved as a maintenance treatment for advanced ovarian cancer patients who responded to first-line platinum chemotherapy and have BRCA mutations.

Meeting presentations supported tweaking the clinical interpretation of Genomic Health's Oncotype DX and bolstered Biotheranostics' Breast Cancer Index.

The diagnostic can now be used to identify patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma who may benefit from first-line treatment with Keytruda.

Keytruda and Ibrance demonstrate activity in molecularly defined populations, while a new cohort will explore Gilotrif in tumors with NRG1 fusions.

Stanford University's Allison Kurian and her colleagues found that women with pathogenic variants were more likely to undergo a bilateral mastectomy.

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