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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.

The coverage decision limits the test to patients with advanced lung cancers who haven't been genomically profiled and who can't receive tissue-based testing.

The two studies came out of the UK's Tracking Cancer Evolution through Therapy (TRACERx) trial.

According to a new study, the company returns results for more than 90 percent of its GeneStrat tests within 72 hours and aims to bring that down to 48 hours.

The test, which the company plans to launch later this year, will use MALDI-based proteomics to assess patients' likelihood of responding to immunotherapies.

Eleven laboratories that are part of Thermo's OncoNetwork Consortium tested the Oncomine Lung cfDNA assay on reference samples.

Results of a new study show that patients guided to targeted therapy based on ctDNA get the same benefits as those who got tissue-based tests in initial clinical trials.

The oncology assay is the first from Roche using either plasma or tumor tissue samples and identifies 42 mutations in the EGFR gene.

Giant platelets on a blood smear

The approach, dubbed ThromboSeq, enables clinical researchers to identify different cancer types by looking at tumor-educated, platelet-derived RNA using RNA-seq.

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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.