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Companion Diagnostics

News on companion diagnostics and drug/test co-development.

Researchers are continuing to collect data on economic, racial, and other factors that could be addressed to make precision medicine access more equitable.

Investigators are conducting a prospectively designed, retrospective study of archived material from the NeoTRIPaPDL1 triple negative breast cancer trial.

Avapritinib is sold by Blueprint Medicines as Ayvakit for the treatment of adults with unresectable or metastatic GIST harboring a PDGFRA exon 18 mutation.

Promega will develop its microsatellite instability assay as a companion diagnostic for Incyte's anti-PD-1 drug candidate retifanlimab in endometrial cancer.

The tests will be developed to identify NSCLC patients with ALK fusions and EGFR Exon20 insertion mutations who respond to mobocertinib or brigatinib.

Independent advisors to the US Food and Drug Administration are to meet this week to discuss how they will make SARS-CoV-2 vaccine recommendations, the Washington Post reports.

The New York Times reports on how the US Food and Drug Administration has attempted to gird against pressure from the White House.

Researchers have identified a gene involved in how people determine when to urinate.

In Genome Research this week: assay for profiling chromatin accessibility, analysis of genetic variants among malaria-transmitting mosquitoes, and more.