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.

Get the full story

This story is free
for registered users

Registering provides access to this and other free content.

Register now.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

Social media is changing how scientists discuss research, as tweets from University of Chicago's Yoav Gilad about a Mouse ENCODE paper have shown, Nature reports.

In Nature this week: factors affecting the success of whole-genome sequencing for routine clinical diagnosis, and more.

A large meta-analysis from an international team reports that nature and nurture have about an equal overall influence on human traits.

The Lasker Foundation's Claire Pomeroy laments the state of NIH funding at Forbes.