By Turna Ray

Ahead of a cost-effectiveness appraisal
by the UK's National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence of its non-small cell lung cancer drug Iressa, AstraZeneca is paying for EGFR mutation analysis to help predict which lung cancer patients will benefit from the drug.

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