Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Offering Roche's FDA-Approved BRAF Test | GenomeWeb

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital this week said it will offer Roche's Cobas 4800 BRAF V600 Mutation Test.

The hospital claimed that it is the first academic medical center in the US to provide the test, which was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in August for use in determining which melanoma patients may benefit from treatment with Roche/Plexxikon's drug Zelboraf.

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