NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – AstraZeneca today announced a collaboration with Roche to develop a companion diagnostic for AstaZeneca's investigational compound for non-small cell lung cancer.

The test will be directed at AZD9291 and will be developed to identify epidermal growth factor receptor mutations in tumor tissue as well as plasma samples from patients with NSCLC. It also will be designed to optimize the clinical development of AZD9291 for patients who are resistant to first-generation EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors.

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