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Circulating tumor DNA detection in stage III colon cancer patients after surgery and adjuvant chemotherapy coincided with a rise in recurrence risk.

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

The company said it has seen progress in efforts to get FDA approval for its tissue and liquid biopsy tests as data continues to accumulate for pan-cancer utility.

Researchers studied isolated CTCs along with real-world patient data and found that patients with blood-borne HER2 mutations may respond to anti-HER2 treatment.

The company said it is on track to complete a clinical validation by the end of next year, after which it would launch its assay for clinical use.

The company is on track to submit Guardant360 to the FDA in the third quarter, but also expects to see pan-cancer reimbursement much sooner.

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.

The firm has joined forces with AstraZeneca, the IASLC, and the Global Lung Cancer Coalition, with a goal to double five-year survival rates by 2025.

A prospective study in 35 advanced melanoma patients found that response to combined Yervoy and Opdivo was correlated with the three markers.

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