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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Qiagen said today that it has initiated a clinical development program with Novartis for a molecular companion diagnostic to guide the use of a Novartis investigational PI3K inhibitor in certain breast cancer patients.

Specifically, the proposed CDx would guide use of Novartis' BYL719 (alpelisib) in combination with fulvestrant for men and postmenopausal women with PIK3CA-mutated, hormone receptor-positive, EGFR receptor 2-negative (HR+/HER2-) advanced or metastatic breast cancer.

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