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National Institute for Health and Care Excellence draft guidance suggests more data is needed before using larotrectinib to treat UK cancer cases in histology-independent setting.

Three new studies have found that the presence of B cells in tertiary lymphoid structures in tumors is associated with a favorable response to immunotherapy.

The companies will develop tissue-based companion diagnostics for Amgen's investigational treatment AMG 510 for non-small cell lung cancer.

In two trials in the neoadjuvant setting reported at SABCS, one showed improved rates of pathologic complete response with added immunotherapy, and the other showed no difference.

In patients with Luminal B tumors the CDK4/6 inhibitor ribociclib along with hormonal therapy produced response rates similar to multi-agent chemotherapy.

The companies had agreed in early 2018 to collaborate on the development of technologies to support precision oncology initiatives, but Roche said "priorities" have changed.

This is the first anti-PD-1 drug approved for front-line treatment of advanced and unresectable, recurrent head and neck cancer in the EU.

The firm, a spin-out of Barts Cancer Institute, is developing a mass spec-based test for identifying AML patients likely to respond to the drug midostaurin.

The extended deal covers multiple blood cancer and solid tumor indications and will leverage several HalioDx technologies and approaches.

Roche noted that it expects the European Commission to approve trastuzumab emtansine in the near future, based on the EMA committee's recommendation.

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