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ROS1 Biomarkers

News and reporting on ROS1 biomarkers.

The new guidelines said ROS1, KRAS, BRAF, MET, RET, and HER2 should be included in targeted and expanded panels.

Next year, the company will submit regulatory filings for the drug in two molecularly defined indications and a next-generation sequencing companion diagnostic. 

Patients are organizing themselves in groups based on the molecular features driving their tumors to better advocate for themselves, raise money, and influence research.

The changes include recommendations for first line immunotherapy in patients with high PD-L1 expression, and clarification on use of targeted therapies.

The so-called universal CDx approved by the FDA can gauge alterations across multiple genes associated with response to three lung cancer treatments. 

Data from the meeting suggest that lung cancer patients with ALK-positive tumors may soon have two first-line options and more choices when their disease progresses.

Genentech's Alecensa and AstraZeneca's Tegrisso are the latest precision lung cancer drugs, and Xalkori might soon be an option for a new molecular subpopulation.

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