Molecular Screening Awareness Grows in Step with Adoption of Roche Melanoma Drug, Survey Finds | GenomeWeb

A survey of more than 100 oncologists suggests that doctors are increasingly using Roche/Plexxikon's Zelboraf to treat metastatic melanoma patients whose tumors harbor BRAF gene mutations.

The survey, by BioTrends Research Group, also revealed that with rising adoption of the drug, doctors are becoming more comfortable with the use of molecular screening to inform treatment strategies for melanoma patients.

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