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News and reporting on lung cancer.

Epigenomics' PCR-based lung cancer reflex diagnostic test has been validated in a key clinical trial, clearing the way for the test to receive the CE Mark for in vitro diagnostics and for the company to launch the test in Europe in coming weeks.

Proteomics research papers of note, June 2010

The company said that the placing was intended to raise money for capital investment in equipment for its PS Biomarker Services division and to finance the further development of tandem mass tag-SRM mass spectrometry assays for its proprietary biomarkers.

The firm claims the test can detect cancers as much as five years earlier than current testing methods.

The companies are developing an EGFR mutant-selective inhibitor with a companion diagnostic that will select NSCLC patients with an EGFR mutation linked to resistance to drugs like Iressa and Tarceva.

In addition to several PGx studies presented at the conference, the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer and the European Thoracic Oncology Platform's European EGFR Workshop Group proposed recommendations on EGFR mutation testing in NSCLC when patients are treated with AstraZeneca's Iressa.

Preparing for commercialization of its LungExpress Dx test, the company boosted R&D spending and trimmed general costs.

Source BioScience will provide a lung cancer companion diagnostic service for mutations linked to tyrosine kinase-based treatments.

NCI and NHLBI plan to give $12 million each for research into molecular, genetic, and other connections between the two diseases.

Through the formation of the Asian Cancer Research Group, Eli Lily, Merck, and Pfizer have also committed "to create one of the most extensive pharmacogenomic cancer databases known to date."

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