As one of six grantee projects, investigators from Yale, Harvard, and Rice University are partnering with Microsoft to bring forward a combined technique for the early detection of NSCLC.
The companies will use Natera's Signatera circulating tumor DNA assay to assess response to NEO-PV-01, a clinical trial-stage neoantigen cancer vaccine.
The study supports the use of liquid biopsy tests to guide treatment decisions, especially in patients who can't be biopsied, or don't have enough tissue available for standard testing.
The companion diagnostic for Pfizer's Xalkori identifies 14 ROS1 gene fusions by analyzing tumor messenger RNA from human tumor tissue or body fluids.
In PNAS this week: effect of PD-L1 expression on immunotherapy response, endogenous retrovirus segregation in European rabbits, and more.
The new approval will allow the use of Qiagen's Therascreen EGFR RGQ PCR Kit as a companion diagnostic for Pfizer's Vizimpro in NSCLC patients.
The company's ctDx lung cancer assay identifies a variety of different actionable mutations in the blood of non-small cell lung cancer patients.
The test is a targeted sequencing assay that detects mutations in the blood of non-small cell lung cancer patients to inform treatment selection.
Highmark will examine the clinical and economic impact of Biocept's Target Selector liquid biopsy in patients with non-small cell lung cancer.
The approval includes the use of either tumor tissue or plasma and follows previous approvals with Genentech's Tarceva (erlotinib) and AstraZeneca's Tagrisso (osimertinib).
A man has confessed to the rape and murder of developmental biologist Suzanne Eaton, according to the New York Times.
The Irish Times reports that US lawmakers and law enforcement agencies are concerned about ties between the US and Chinese genomics firms.
Parents of children with spinal muscular atrophy tell the Washington Post they are pushing to get insurance coverage of Novartis's Zolgensma.
In PNAS this week: gene mutations in individuals with syndromic craniosynostosis, putative colorectal cancer drivers, and more.