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The company recently presented results from its Aurora assay for multi-cancer screening and plans to launch a $100 test for the US and Chinese markets.

Initial data on the PARIS test, combining functional drug testing and DNA sequencing, showed concordance between its predictions and patients' treatment responses.

In one study, the UK-based firm found that its RaDaR assay detected circulating tumor DNA in lung cancer patients up to a year before standard clinical progression occurred in most of the cases. 

Comprehensive analysis by a team led by Elaine Mardis has given 93 percent of around 150 pediatric cancer patients at least one medically actionable finding.

Some oncologists said 10 mutations/Mb is an acceptable TMB cutoff in patients who are out of options, while others worry it will drive immunotherapy use in those unlikely to have a lasting benefit.