NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Almac Diagnostics said today that it will collaborate with Lilly UK to develop a companion diagnostic for a combination lung cancer therapy.

The companies will evaluate a predictive marker for a drug combination used in treating non-squamous, non-small cell lung cancer patients. Specifically, they will study Thymidylate Synthase as a marker for response to the Eli Lilly drug pemetrexid (Alimta) in combination with cisplatin.

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