A Pfizer research group, working with Seoul's Samsung Medical Center, has published a study demonstrating a multiplex method for detecting ALK, ROS1, and RET fusions in a single assay.

According to the group — which published a description of the method and its performance in the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics this month — the multi-fusion assay shows promise "as a more practical and cost-effective screening modality for detecting rare but targetable fusions in NSCLC."

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