The ctDNA test will be covered for all US fee-for-service Medicare patients with advanced (Stage IIIB/IV) NSCLC who meet specific clinical criteria.
Data being presented at the upcoming AACR meeting show that Guardant's liquid biopsy test provided more accurate and rapid mutation detection than tissue genotyping.
The NGS assay is designed to help physicians to identify non-small cell lung cancer patients who may benefit from eight targeted therapies.
In a recent publication, the researchers assessed clinical data from 3,000 late-stage NSCLC patients after performing DNA and RNA sequencing on their tissue samples.
ArcherDX plans to keep its research and development efforts in its current facility and move its clinical and commercial testing operations to Baby Gene's CLIA lab.
AmoyDx's kit is designed to detect hotspot mutations/fusions in nine genes to help guide treatment decisions for non-small cell lung cancer patients.
The institutes will send patients samples to Resolution Bioscience, which will sequence circulating tumor DNA to identify the genetic causes of drug resistance.
Qiagen's test detects the most frequently occurring somatic mutations in EGFR in less than four hours using real-time PCR on the Rotor-Gene Q platform.
The study authors cautioned that immunological signatures cannot be predicted from tumor mutational burden or microenvironment analysis of a single biopsy alone.
Plans are in place for a Guardant360-based assay to predict response to AsztraZeneca's Tagrisso and for a blood-based TMB test using the larger GuardantOmni panel.
The former commissioner of the FDA has returned to the venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates as a special partner on the healthcare investment team.
Astronauts have edited yeast genes on the International Space Station in an experiment designed to show how cells repair themselves in space.
Emory University has found that two of its researchers failed to divulge they had received funds from China, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
In Science this week: influence of the nuclear genome on human mitochondrial DNA, and more.