NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – In developing the cancer drug LOXO-101 for patients with rare TRK fusions, Loxo Oncology is enrolling study participants from around the country who have received genomic testing from CLIA-certified labs.

The company is also recruiting patients with TRK fusions and different types of cancer into a Phase II basket trial. Data from this study may eventually support Loxo's discussions with the US Food and Drug Administration to garner a "molecular label" for its drug. 

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