Men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer who had mutations in genes like BRCA1 and BRCA2 benefited from treatment with olaparib.
Resolution is developing its liquid biopsy assay as a companion diagnostic for niraparib in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.
Instead of trying to tackle resistance by targeting rare mutations, researchers are looking to antibody based therapies that are more broadly active in lung cancer patients.
Qiagen's test is intended to identify advanced bladder cancer patients with alterations in FGFR3 or FGFR2 genes and who are likely to respond to erdafitinib.
The company is planning to submit the drug and a companion diagnostic that can identify patients with FGFR alterations with the FDA in the second half of 2018.
Sebia and Janssen Biotech collaborated on the development of the test, which is for assessing patients treated with Darzalex.