Dx Focus: FDA Approves Qiagen Therascreen EGFR RGQ; Luminex xTAG CYP2D6 Kits | GenomeWeb

Qiagen has received US Food and Drug Administration approval for its Therascreen EGFR RGQ PCR kit, a companion diagnostic to guide the use of Boehringer Ingelheim's new targeted therapy, Gilotrif (afatinib), for treatment of metastatic non-small cell lung cancer in patients whose tumors have certain EGFR gene mutations.

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