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The company will use its InVisionFirst-Lung test to study resistance mutations in patients treated with Pfizer's ALK inhibitor lorlatinib.

The ROS1ders advocacy group is 500 patients strong and they are helping researchers establish cell lines to improve understanding of rare ROS1-positve cancers. 

Researchers have shown that the use of antibiotics in the weeks leading up to immunotherapy may lessen a patients' response to the treatment.

The company has collected initial evidence for an algorithmic method to predict immunotherapy response, and is studying its technology in treatment monitoring.

Two KEYNOTE studies showed TMB may have some utility in determining which NSCLC patients should get pembrolizumab, while three others showed no utility.

The team identified six independent DNA methylation blocks that could potentially help to predict the formation of central nervous system metastases in lung cancer.

Results from the CheckMate-227 trial provided evidence for the use of nivolumab and ipilimumab in combination, while the FLAURA study focused on osimertinib.

An IASLC survey showed that molecular testing is not performed in line with expert guidelines, which means only a minority of lung cancer patients are benefitting from precision oncology.

As labs implement TMB workflows in-house, studies are showing that its is possible to validate assays with cutoff points remaining stable across complex clinical cohorts and in different drug contexts.

The researchers aimed to develop a test that could help clinicians determine whether a patient would respond to therapy, before the onset of treatment.

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