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NEW YORK – Liquid biopsy firm Inivata said today that it is launching a prospective clinical study with France's Centre Léon Bérard cancer center to test whether its InVisionFirst-Lung test can get patients on appropriate treatment more quickly than tissue-based genetic testing.

The randomized Phase III interventional trial is called LIquid Biopsy for the Early detection of LUng cancer LEsion (LIBELULE). Investigators plan to enroll at least 286 patients across 17 clinical sites in France.

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