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FoundationOne Liquid CDx can now be used as a companion diagnostic for therapies to treat advanced ovarian, breast, and non-small cell lung cancer.
The firm's assay, dubbed MesoFind, uses an immunomagnetic capture method to identify surface antigens on mesothelioma pleural cells in a patient's blood sample.
Researchers showed that ctDNA levels predicted who would respond to first-line immune checkpoint inhibition but were not useful in second-line therapy.
The firm's platform, dubbed HNKlear, uses methylation-specific PCR to detect microRNA biomarkers in a patient's blood sample following frontline cancer treatment.
Under the agreement, Genetron gains exclusive rights to develop and commercialize minimal residual disease assays using ImmuQuad's immunogenomics technology.
The agency issued a new draft decision memo, outlining various criteria it intends to apply when determining coverage for current and future blood-based CRC screening tests.
The partners will integrate CCPM's research biobank with personalized genomic information to develop and commercialize the saliva-based tests.
The unbiased method minimizes tearing of cells and inserts circulating tumor cells and leukocytes into a custom cell culture medium for later downstream analysis.
Natera said that the expanded coverage by Centene will add 24 million people for whom the Panorama noninvasive prenatal test will be covered.
Natera claims that several Genosity products infringe its US Patent No. 10,732,220, titled "Methods for Simultaneous Amplification of Target Loci."
Stanford and Memorial Sloan Kettering researchers have developed a multi-modal and multi-timepoint biomarker approach to predict therapeutic benefit in lung cancer cases.
The firm said that it has secured coverage for about 100 million lives for its targeted NGS liquid biopsy test in the US between Medicare and private payors.
Besides speeding up and increasing enrollment, the Guardant360 test identified a greater number of actionable mutations than tissue-based genotyping.
Last month, the court also ordered two separate patent lawsuits filed by Natera against ArcherDx this year to be consolidated into one.
The randomized, Phase II trial will test ctDNA-guided second-line adjuvant therapy for stage II and III hormone receptor-positive, HER-2 negative breast cancer.
Oncocyte is licensing Chronix's blood-based copy number instability test, and Chronix will help commercialize Oncocyte's DetermaRx in the EU through its German lab.
The submission data highlights Parsortix's ability to harvest circulating tumor cells from metastatic breast cancer patient blood samples for downstream analysis.
The draft LCD would cover the Signatera minimal residual disease test for several solid tumor types and indications, including immunotherapy response monitoring.
The firm presented initial study results from the test, which identifies six cancers, showing overall sensitivity at 86 percent and specificity of 95 percent.
The firm presented data at the European Society for Medical Oncology Virtual Congress last weekend showing how its method could identify signs of early-stage cancers.
New analyses indicate the P.1 variant found in Brazil may be able to infect people who have already had COVID-19, the New York Times reports.
According to CNBC, Novavax's CEO says its vaccine could be authorized in the US as early as May.
The US National Institutes of Health has a new initiative to address structural racism in biomedical research.
In PNAS this week: GWAS of TLV-1-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis, analysis of twins with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and more.