NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Qiagen's Therascreen KRAS RGQ PCR companion test to pick out best responders to Amgen's colorectal cancer drug Vectibix (panitumumab).

Simultaneously, the agency also approved late last week Vectibix in combination with FOLFOX, an oxaliplatin-based chemotherapy regimen, for first-line treatment of patients with wild-type KRAS metastatic colorectal cancer. The latest approval converts the accelerated approval for Vectibix into full approval.

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