This article was originally posted on Sept. 1.

Roche last week said that the European Commission has approved the use of Tarceva as a first-line monotherapy for non-small cell lung cancer in patients with EGFR activating mutations.

Roche's diagnostic arm is developing a companion test to identify EGFR-mutation-positive patients for the drug. The company said it expects the CE Mark for the Cobas EGFR Mutation Test before the end of the year.

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