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News and reporting on lung cancer.

Shares jumped nearly 90 percent today after the firm said this morning that it has commercially launched its Target Selector NGS Lung Panel assay.

The firm is conducting validation studies on its lung cancer test and continues to anticipate commercializing it in the second half of this year.  

In PNAS this week: sequencing of Globular Amphora culture individuals, characterization of effects of variants of unknown significance in EGFR, and more.

Investigators from a variety of clinical sites found that the company's liquid biopsy test was more successful in finding actionable mutations in patients than tumor tissue.

The TATTON study found a combination therapy could treat some EGFR-positive lung cancer patients who developed MET-based resistance, but the best way to gauge MET status isn't yet clear.

The company believes that blood-based exome sequencing can increase the applicability of its Signatera assays and could serve as a reflex to interrogate detected recurrences.

Researchers identified characteristic alterations, immune features, and interactions in hundreds of adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinomas from China.

Clinical trials investigating whether epigenetic treatment can restore susceptibility to other treatments are underway in colorectal, lung, and breast cancers.

Clinical researchers at AACR discussed a wide range of approaches focusing on several different potential use-cases in the detection or assessment of early cancers.

Funds raised will help accelerate commercialization of the firm's InVisionFirst-Lung liquid biopsy test and support development of the firm's platform for new indications

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Bernard Fisher, a surgeon who changed how breast cancer is treated, has died at 101, the New York Times reports.

The US Department of Justice has proposed a rule change to enable DNA to be collected from migrants, the Associated Press reports.

Washington Post columnist writes that she is skeptical about DNA-based diets.

In PNAS this week: recurrent inactivation of DEPDC5 in gastrointestinal stromal tumors, taxonomic reliability of GenBank sequences, and more.