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The team analyzed multigene panel test data from Ambry Genetics for 165,000 individuals, focusing on hereditary cancer risk related to 32 genes in six cancer types.
The researchers aimed to develop a test that could help clinicians determine whether a patient would respond to therapy, before the onset of treatment.
Biocartis' Idylla called some colorectal cancer samples negative that Sysmex Inostics's OncoBEAM called positive, but the clinical implications may be complex.
The firm believes that physicians can use information from the cell-free DNA analyzed by the assay to determine whether to use anti-EGFR drugs during treatment.
Exact said it will pay $72 per share for Genomic Health for a total transaction price of $2.8 billion in cash and stock.
Investigators pooled older and new data from the Prospective Lynch Syndrome Database, tracking outcomes for different mutations across age and gender groups.
In the 44-patient study, onvansertib will be studied in combination with Avastin and FOLFIRI in the second-line metastatic colorectal cancer setting.
An international team saw an overall survival benefit when using BRAF, MEK, and EGFR inhibitors together in previously treated, BRAF-mutated metastatic colorectal cancer patients.
Chi Van Dang discussed major breakthroughs now moving out into community practice, continued challenges, and promising new areas oncologists may want to watch.
Despite plenty of hype and some growing pains, artificial intelligence is starting to prove its value in academic and community cancer centers.