New Article Makes Case for EGFR Testing Before Using Iressa for NSCLC Treatment | GenomeWeb
Newly published research led by Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center suggests genetic screening of non-small cell lung cancer patients for certain epidermal growth factor receptor mutations may help identify the 10 percent of North American lung cancer patients who might benefit from AstraZeneca’s Iressa — a drug that currently has limited distribution in the US due to poor efficacy in the general lung cancer population.
 

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