The researchers found differences in mutational patterns among their African-American patients and that liquid biopsies seem to catch metastases early.
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has denied Foundation Medicine's request for Inter Partes review.
Keytruda and Ibrance demonstrate activity in molecularly defined populations, while a new cohort will explore Gilotrif in tumors with NRG1 fusions.
Researchers are collecting genomic and clinical data on cancer patients outside of clinical trials to understand tumor biology, treatment efficacy, and care gaps.
The companies will work together first to develop a companion diagnostic for Bayer's TRK inhibitor larotrectinib, with opportunities to expand to other drugs and drug candidates thereafter.
While the study didn't meet its primary endpoint, it showed the potential of transcriptomics to match cancer patients to beneficial treatments.
In the JAMA study, researchers confirmed the previously known clinical and genomic features of NSCLC patients in their large clinico-genomics database.
CMS had received significant stakeholder feedback that germline NGS testing is not the same as somatic testing, and that the NCD as written would negatively impact patients.
The contract covers all of Foundation Medicine's genomic profiling tests, including FoundationOne CDx, FoundationOne Liquid, and FoundationOne Heme.
CMS's move to restrict coverage could limit test access for early-stage cancer patients and negatively impact lab revenues.
The Hill reports President Donald Trump issued an executive directing federal agencies to cut the number of board and advisory committees they have.
The New York Times reports that researchers are combining tools to more quickly develop crops to feed a growing population and cope with shifting climates.
Scientists in Canada are looking to the UK's plan to sequence children with rare conditions for inspiration, the National Post reports.
In PNAS this week: copy number changes arose during polar bear evolution, genomic and transcriptomic analysis of the Siberian hamster, and more.