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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.

The LeukoStrat CDx FLT3 Mutation Assay is a PCR-based test for internal tandem duplications and tyrosine kinase domain mutations D835 and I836 in the FLT3 gene.

In order to be eligible for the drug, patients must have NTRK fusions, which may be determined via various tests including NGS and FISH.

Physicians can now use the Dako PD-L1 IHC 22C3 pharmDx assay to identify urothelial carcinoma patients who may benefit from the anti-PD1 immunotherapy.

Sebia and Janssen Biotech collaborated on the development of the test, which is for assessing patients treated with Darzalex. 

An extended labeling claim has added detection of three additional EGFR mutations to help ID NSCLC patients for whom Boehringer Ingelheim's Gilotrif is indicated.

Patients with PD-L1-expressing gastric or gastroesophageal junction tumors can now be identified for potential treatment with Keytruda using Agilent's assay.

The Ventana PD-L1 assay was approved as a complementary diagnostic for bladder cancer patients being considered for treatment with the immunotherapy Imfinzi. 

The test was approved for use with Iressa to determine those patients who would benefit by being treated with the drug.