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BMS amended an ongoing Phase III study of Opdivo and Yervoy to evaluate outcomes based on tumor mutational burden using Foundation Medicine's NGS companion diagnostic.

Biodesix will work with university researchers on an assay to help identify non-small cell lung cancer patients likely to respond to certain immunotherapies.

The real-time PCR-based test is designed to identify EGFR mutations in circulating tumor DNA in plasma samples.

An extended labeling claim has added detection of three additional EGFR mutations to help ID NSCLC patients for whom Boehringer Ingelheim's Gilotrif is indicated.

While the company has historically marketed the test's ability to predict patient drug response, it has more recently focused on its prognostic power.

The trial aims to demonstrate the utility of Biocept's Target Selector PD-L1 assay in patients diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer.

The company said in April that it planned to launch a test this year but has since decided to take more time to better assess the clinical need and market.

This Week in Cell

In Cell this week: integrated genomic analysis of adult soft tissue sarcoma, positive selection has greater role in cancer than negative selection, and more.

From Different Angles

The WIN Consortium's Catherine Bresson discusses the association's approach for treating cancer patients at the Independent.

The researchers found that most advanced EGFR-mutant lung cancer patients harbored changes in an average of two to three other oncogenes.

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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.