The annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology held earlier this month in Chicago featured a number of pharmacogenomically guided studies, as well as updates from groups developing genomic tests for cancer diagnosis or prognosis. The following is a roundup of some of the meeting's molecular diagnostics and pharmacogenomics highlights.

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