SAN FRANCISCO (GenomeWeb) – Clovis Oncology is evaluating a blood-based assay to detect EGFR mutations in circulating tumor DNA in non-small cell lung cancer patients as a way to better identify candidates for treatment with rociletinib (CO-1686), its investigational EGFR inhibitor, a Clovis scientist said this week.

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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.

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This webinar will present data from the FLAURA trial and show the clinical utility of liquid biopsy in identifying non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients who may benefit from targeted TKI therapies. 

Jul
19
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This webinar will discuss how ultra-highly sensitive and customizable targeted next-generation sequencing panels are applied in inherited disease research.