Foundation Medicine

Under a definitive merger agreement, Roche will acquire outstanding shares of Foundation's common stock for $137 per share.

With sequence data for more than 118,000 tumors profiled at Foundation Medicine, investigators tracked PDL1 amplification prevalence and possible treatment implications.

New tumor profiling papers stemming from prior clinical trials led to informative mutations in early-stage, ER+/HER2- breast cancer and lung squamous cell carcinoma.

Illumina has extended a supply agreement with Foundation until 2023 and developed an automated metagenomics workflow with PerkinElmer.

At ASCO, researchers presented on the WINTHER trial, which despite setbacks showed that both DNA and RNA analysis can be used to guide personalized treatment strategies.

This data is helping the agency understand how precision oncology drugs and tests are prescribed outside of clinical trials and in the broader cancer community.

The companies plan to develop a pan-cancer CDx to measure microsatellite instability and CDx tests for tumor mutational burden and other novel biomarkers of response.

The projects, organized by Friends of Cancer Research in the US and the Quality Assurance Initiative Pathology (QuIP) in Germany, are comparing different TMB assays.

CMS will reimburse FoundationOne CDx at a rate of $3,500 per test for a nine-month period starting July 1.

The firm reported $52.8 million in revenues, up from $26.3 million during the same period last year and beat the average Wall Street revenue estimate of $44.9 million.

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US Attorney General Jeff Sessions is considering using DNA tests to determine relatedness between adult and child migrants, the Daily Caller reports.

Bloomberg reports that Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics plans to offer a treatment it is developing under the "right to try" law for hundreds of thousands of dollars.

In Nature this week: expansion of disease-resistance genes among long-lived oak trees, and more.

In a proof-of-concept study, researchers report being able to determine age from dried bloodstains, Discover's D-brief blog reports.