Originally published Oct. 18.

By Turna Ray

The UK's National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence last week cited the absence of validated molecular tests for identifying which patients are likely to have a sustained and robust response to Bristol-Myers Squibb's Yervoy as one of its reasons for recommending against the melanoma therapy's use.

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