Researchers from the University of Colorado and Tel Aviv University have reported a case study that suggests fluorescence in situ hybridization-based testing may miss some ALK rearrangements in lung cancer patients who could benefit from Pfizer's Xalkori (crizotinib).

The team is involved in an ongoing study evaluating different ALK testing methods, including FISH, immunohistochemistry, and RT-PCR.

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