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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