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GlaxoSmithKline is hoping that pharmacogenomic studies of its newly approved targeted breast cancer drug Tykerb will help identify patients with other solid tumors likely to respond to the drug.
 
Separately, Monogram’s eTag dimerization assays may play a role in helping to identify these cohorts. Tykerb inhibits the tyrosine kinase components of the EGFR (ErbB1) and HER2 (ErbB2) receptors. Over-expression of these receptors is believed to reduce overall survival in cancer patients.
 

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Springer Nature announces €9,500 fee to make papers open-access in Nature and its family of journals.

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Roche

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Dec
02
Sponsored by
Qiagen

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Dec
15
Sponsored by
UgenTec

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