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The changes include recommendations for first line immunotherapy in patients with high PD-L1 expression, and clarification on use of targeted therapies.

The SPRING trial is exploring a three-drug strategy, starting with Ibrance, Inlyta, and Bavencio, and will validate a biomarker algorithm for predicting responders.


The initial FDA approval of Thermo Fisher's NGS panel test for personalizing cancer treatment may allow rapid expansion to new indications.

The so-called universal CDx approved by the FDA can gauge alterations across multiple genes associated with response to three lung cancer treatments. 

GeneStrat is a blood-based test using a droplet digital PCR platform that detects mutations relevant to patient treatment in non-small cell lung cancer.

Clinicians say they are using blood-based tests for patients who can't be biopsied as a way to get test results sooner, but implementing tests smartly and appropriately remains a challenge.

The company will work with USC researchers in a year-long study aimed at assessing the clinical utility of EntroGen's PCR-based liquid biopsy test for EGFR mutations.

In head-to-head studies, a next-generation EGFR inhibitor and an ALK inhibitor beat their older counterparts in staving of cancer progression.  

The companies believe the database can facilitate outcomes research, improve variant interpretations, inform drug development efforts.

The IHC test was used in clinical studies that led to Zykadia's approval last week as a first-line option for metastatic NSCLC patients with ALK rearrangements.

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The Wall Street Journal looks into FamilyTreeDNA and its handling of genetic genealogy searches by law enforcement.

MIT's Technology Review reports that researchers hope to develop a CRISPR-based pain therapy.

In Science this week: atlas of malaria parasites' gene expression across their life cycles, and more.

A letter criticizing actions by the US government and research institutions toward Chinese and Chinese-American scientists has garnered more than a hundred signatories.