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News and reporting on EGFR biomarkers.
Progression-free survival times were comparable for EGFR-mutated non-small cell lung cancer cases treated with a combination of erlotinib and bevacizumab treatment or erlotinib.
An updated analysis from the GioTag study supports the rationale for giving Gilotrif followed by Tagrisso in patients with EGFR Del19-positive lung cancer.
The recommendation is based on a study in which NSCLC patients without EGFR mutations or ALK rearrangements lived longer on the combo than just on chemo.
Labs in China can now use the Cobas EGFR Mutation Test v2 with either tissue or plasma samples as a CDx for three Roche oncology drugs in NSCLC patients.
The study plans to recruit close to 300 patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer, with half being treated based on liquid biopsy results.
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.
News on molecular markers used to guide cancer treatment, assess prognosis, or detect relapse.
In the JAMA study, researchers confirmed the previously known clinical and genomic features of NSCLC patients in their large clinico-genomics database.
Based on the findings, MD Anderson is already using HER2 status to recommend patients for clinical trials instead of EGFR drugs and authors recommend others follow suit.
The researchers believe using cerebral spinal fluid will enable them to identify brain tumors with a higher sensitivity than with blood samples.