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Data from more than 11,800 women with breast cancer suggested unselected BRCA1, BRCA2, and PALB2 testing is cost-effective for UK and US payors and societies.

The assay was developed in partnership with Merck and is intended as a companion diagnostic for that firm's anti-PD-L1 immunotherapy.

The team identified six independent DNA methylation blocks that could potentially help to predict the formation of central nervous system metastases in lung cancer.

Out of 13 evaluable patients in the Phase II study, five saw their tumors shrink and four experienced progression-free survival for more than six months.

The researchers aimed to develop a test that could help clinicians determine whether a patient would respond to therapy, before the onset of treatment.

The two companies will work together to bring the point-of-care pretreatment diagnostic based on the XDX-01 biomarker to market in 2020.

The company has signed a new, multiyear agreement with the Korean health system to build a data sharing network to support precision cancer care in East Asia.

An updated analysis from the GioTag study supports the rationale for giving Gilotrif followed by Tagrisso in patients with EGFR Del19-positive lung cancer.

NEC said the deal will bolster its cancer immunotherapy development programs, which are focused on ovarian cancer and head and neck cancer.

Labs in China can now use the Cobas EGFR Mutation Test v2 with either tissue or plasma samples as a CDx for three Roche oncology drugs in NSCLC patients.

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