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Under the deal, Novartis will access patients who have used Perthera's Precision Cancer Analysis service, which facilitates molecular profiling of cancers.

Novartis will retain Genoptix's biopharma business, which will be renamed Navigate BioPharma Services.

Amid concerns about buparlisib's toxicity profile, a study suggests there might be a benefit for a subpopulation of patients with a more targeted PI3K inhibitor.

Thermo Fisher developed the NGS-based multi-marker assay in collaboration with Novartis and Pfizer to match lung cancer patients with targeted drugs.

The update includes several key initiatives such as a liquid biopsy database, a DoD-led longitudinal study, and NCI cloud collaborations with Amazon and Microsoft.

The companies discussed their plans to change the one-test, one-drug companion diagnostic paradigm at the Personalized and Precision Medicine conference this week. 

Researchers saw abbreviated overall survival times in estrogen receptor-positive metastatic breast cancer patients with ESR1 mutations in their cell-free DNA.

COTA, which also received funding from HealthScape Advisors, said it aims to reduce the amount of money wasted on unnecessary medical treatment.

The financing round includes new investors Anterra Capital, Heritage Group, Maverick Capital Ventures, and Pontifax AgTech.

The data, presented at AACR by researchers from Novartis and Foundation Medicine, show that targeted NGS panels can be used to predict genome-wide mutational load.

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In Science this week: genetic target for urothelial bladder cancer treatment, and more.

At the Conversation, the University of Oxford's Michael Macklay writes that learning genetic risk of disease is a personal decision.

Two dozen scientific organizations have endorsed the March for Science, according to ScienceInsider.

Researchers in Japan describe a chimpanzee with a chromosomal abnormality similar to human Down syndrome, Mashable reports.