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Zykadia received conditional marketing authorization as a treatment for advanced NSCLC patients who've previously received the ALK inhibitor Xalkori, and so are known to be ALK positive.

Originally published Jan. 18.
EU's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use this week recommended that the European Medicine's Agency grant conditional marketing authorization for Pfizer's leukemia drug bosutinib.

The European Commission has granted conditional marketing authorization to Pfizer's Xalkori (crizotinib), a personalized treatment for non-small cell lung cancer.

Originally published Jan. 30.
The European Medicines Agency is seeking stakeholder input on how best to use pharmacogenomics data to advance personalized medicines.

The European Commission's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use last eek recommended marketing authorization for Roche's Zelboraf as a monotherapy for the treatment of patients with BRAF V600 mutation-positive unresectable or metastatic melanoma.

Following a positive recommendation from the EMA committee, the European Commission is expected to issue a decision in September regarding marketing Tarceva as a first-line treatment for EGFR-mutation-positive NSCLC.

A Finnish government task force plans to release its final report on Aug. 31 after conducting further investigations into the epidemiologic, immunologic, and genetic causes for the onset of narcolepsy following vaccination with Pandemrix.

Researchers test gene therapy targeting a different cancer protein in a new trial, the New York Times reports.

Pennsylvania State University researchers found that salivary microRNAs could predict which kids would have longer concussion symptoms, according to NPR.

The Associated Press reports Alex Azar, the new Department of Health and Human Services secretary nominee, made millions of dollars as a pharmaceutical executive.

In PNAS this week: immune profiling of breast cancer, transposable element patterns in rice, and more.