NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Cancer Institute said today that it is starting an initiative to validate if a biomarker can predict the clinical benefit of a chemotherapy drug for non-small cell lung cancer in certain patients.  
 
The study, called Marker Validation for Erlotinib in Lung Cancer, or MARVEL, will seek to find out if there is value in choosing patients for treatment with the drug based on the presence or absence of EGFR activation.
 

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