Strata Oncology

The study is testing the efficacy of cancer treatments that are selected based on genomic markers driving patients' tumors, regardless of cancer type.

Strata will refer individuals with HER-2 mutations identified through its screening trial for consideration as subjects in Puma's SUMMIT trial.

The company intends to use the funds to support submission of its NGS assay to the FDA, adoption of its testing by more health systems, and continued R&D.

The company now partners with 10 healthcare systems to provide free NGS testing to all advanced cancer patients and plans to present patient data this summer.

The company hopes to build enrollment of men with advanced prostate cancer within its larger Strata Trial — which provides free targeted sequencing and tracks its impact on clinical trial enrollment.

Strata will help Epizyme identify cancer patients for enrollment in a Phase II trial of its non-Hodgkins lymphoma drug tazemetostat.

Strata will refer castration-resistant prostate cancer patients with BRCA and ATM mutations for potential enrollment in Clovis' Rubraca studies.

The study will provide no-cost tumor sequencing and clinical trial matching to an estimated 100,000 patients with advanced cancers.

Consulting company McKinsey says diagnostics companies will have to combine genomic data analysis, electronic medical records, effective reimbursement strategies, and regulatory compliance in order to win.

A new report has found that researchers in Africa are still heavily dependent on funding from organizations in the US, Europe, and China, Nature News says.

An article in The Atlantic argues that the progress being made in science isn't keeping pace with the money and time being spent on research.

In Science this week: a CRISPR screen identifies sideroflexin 1 as a requisite component of one-carbon metabolism, and more.