NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – For metastatic melanoma, BRAF genotyping is typically performed to determine the best pharmacotherapy, but different genotyping methods can have differing efficiencies and ideal uses, particularly in the case of formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded samples.

According to a new head-to-head comparison of five BRAF genotyping methods performed at the University of Lorraine and Lorraine Cancer Institute in France, certain PCR-based tests are more suitable than others while immunohistochemistry should only be used as a screening tool.

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