Epizyme this week announced a collaboration with Eisai and Roche to develop an in vitro, PCR-based companion diagnostic test to help treat genetically defined lymphomas.

The agreement is Epizyme's first companion diagnostic partnership, and will focus on identifying lymphoma patients with mutations in the EZH2 gene in order to potentially select patients for therapy with an experimental EZH2 inhibitor that Epizyme is currently developing with partner Eisai.

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