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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Personal Genome Diagnostics said today that it has entered a collaboration with Five Prime Therapeutics to develop a blood-based companion diagnostic assay for use with Five Prime's investigational drug candidate, bemarituzumab.

Under the agreement, PGDx is creating and validating a circulating tumor DNA test to identify the approximately 10 percent of gastric and gastroesophageal junction cancer patients whose tumors are FGFR2 gene-amplified and therefore eligible for treatment with the drug.

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Qiagen

This webinar will discuss how the Molecular Pathology Laboratory at the University of Oklahoma (OUMP) is using a new quality improvement model to support molecular testing of oncology patients. 

Jul
24
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Jul
25
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Roche

This webinar will discuss the evolution of fetal aneuploidy screening and the most recent evidence around the implementation of prenatal cell-free DNA testing in clinical practice.