Study Finds KRAS Testing in Metastatic CRC Saves Money, but Questions Value of EGFR Inhibitors | GenomeWeb

Testing for gene mutations that hinder the ability of colorectal cancer patients to respond to anti-EGFR drugs is a cost-effective way of administering such pricey treatments, according to a study based on simulated modeling that was published this week in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

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