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Researchers from the University of Colorado and Tel Aviv University have reported a case study that suggests fluorescence in situ hybridization-based testing may miss some ALK rearrangements in lung cancer patients who could benefit from Pfizer's Xalkori (crizotinib).

Clinical Care Options, a developer of continuing education and medical decision support resources, has launched a web-based tool to help oncologists figure out which lung cancer patients may benefit from molecularly guided personalized treatments.

Biodesix said this week that data from an analysis of serum and plasma samples from a Phase II non-small cell lung cancer study demonstrate that its Veristrat test is able to identify patients likely to benefit when treated with erlotinib – marketed by Roche as Tarceva – and erlo

Transgenomic this week announced its second collaboration with a university medical center to evaluate the use of its Ice-Cold-PCR technology for blood-based mutation detection in cancer.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Transgenomic said today that it is collaborating with New York University Langone Medical Center to use its Ice-Cold-PCR technology to study the molecular basis of non-small cell lung cancer and therapeutic response to existing and novel NSCLC therapies.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Biodesix today announced the closing of a $12 million extension of its Series D financing round.

European Commission Approves Vertex's Personalized CF Drug Kalydeco

After garnering a CLIA-certified clinical laboratory through its purchase of Navigenics last week, Life Technologies wasted no time jumping into the molecular diagnostics space.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Life Technologies said today that it has acquired Pinpoint Genomics and its early-stage non-small cell lung cancer test designed to help doctors identify early-stage patients at high risk for progression to late-stage disease.

Biodesix this week presented data indicating that a proteomic signature identified using the company's ProTS mass spec-based system can identify pancreatic cancer patients likely to respond to treatment with GlobeImmune's GI-4000 therapy.

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Novavax has begun a phase III trial of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the New York Times.

Vox reports that the Trump Administration may limit student visas for individuals from some countries to two years.

The governor of New York says the state will conduct its own review of any SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, NPR reports.

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