NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – HER3 expression levels can distinguish colorectal cancer patients with wild-type RAS tumors who will respond to anti-EGFR therapy, according to a new study.

While RAS testing can identify colorectal cancer patients who won't respond to treatment with an anti-EGFR therapy like panitumumab, it doesn't necessarily identify patients who will benefit from such treatment.

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Though many details have yet to be worked out, the draft deal for the UK's withdrawal from the EU is giving researchers some hints for what they can expect, Nature News says.

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