Researchers Develop Investigational MDx to ID Glioblastoma Patients who Derive Benefit from Avastin | GenomeWeb

This story has been updated with additional information on MDxHealth's MGMT glioblastoma test.

CHICAGO – Clinical trials investigating new treatment options for glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer, often fail to substantially extend the lives of patients, and Roche's latest attempt to test out Avastin (bevacizumab) as a front-line defense for those with this disease also disappointed in this regard.

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The Wall Street Journal reports that National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins' response to contamination concerns at the agency might have delayed care.

The final revision of the Common Rule doesn't include the proposed change requiring consent for leftover biospecimens.

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