News and reporting on KRAS biomarkers.
Mutated KRAS protein has been notoriously difficult to target with drugs, but MD Anderson researchers are trying to get at KRAS mRNA using exosomes.
The high-throughput S2000 sequencer is the second instrument Genetron Health has received NMPA approval for, following the S5 benchtop instrument last year.
The findings should spur cancer centers to review testing rates and address barriers, said experts from Hackensack University, Cota Healthcare, and Guardant Health.
Drugmakers talked about precision oncology acquisitions, and a genetic testing firm discussed the use of artificial intelligence in predicting treatment response.
Among the firms presenting, drugmakers, speciality biotechs, and genetic testing firms provided an update on their precision oncology development programs.
The companies will develop tissue-based companion diagnostics for Amgen's investigational treatment AMG 510 for non-small cell lung cancer.
At least one drugmaker is planning to submit for FDA approval of its KRAS inhibitor based on data from Phase I/II, single-arm trial in heavily pretreated lung cancer patients.
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.
Biocartis' Idylla called some colorectal cancer samples negative that Sysmex Inostics's OncoBEAM called positive, but the clinical implications may be complex.
In the 44-patient study, onvansertib will be studied in combination with Avastin and FOLFIRI in the second-line metastatic colorectal cancer setting.