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News and reporting on colorectal cancer.

A case series in partnership with My Gene Counsel to highlight the challenges genetics professionals and oncologists are grappling with as genetic testing is increasingly used in patient care.

The groups have written draft recommendations and are now asking for public comment from pathologists and other stakeholders.

The firm plans to initiate Phase Ia/Ib trials and focus initial evaluations on patients with microsatellite stable colorectal cancer.  

A roundup of some of the precision oncology-focused research presented at the Gastrointestinal Cancer Symposium in San Francisco, Jan. 23 to 25.

The findings should spur cancer centers to review testing rates and address barriers, said experts from Hackensack University, Cota Healthcare, and Guardant Health. 

Benefit was seen for patients with high TMB on Keytruda, with ERBB2 amplifications on Perjeta and Herceptin, and with BRAF mutations on Cotellic plus Zelboraf.

A case series in partnership with My Gene Counsel to highlight the challenges genetics professionals and oncologists are grappling with as genetic testing is increasingly used in patient care.

Five Prime Therapeutics provided an update on the development of bemarituzumab and FPA150, and Gritstone Oncology discussed plans for its personalized immunotherapies.

Puma provided an update on its plan for Nerlynx and Natera discussed the cancer trials its Signatera test is being used in.

The company plans to submit a companion diagnostic version of its sequencing-based liquid biopsy test Guardant360 to various regulatory bodies.

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