NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US Food and Drug Administration has approved for marketing Qiagen's therascreen EGFR test as a companion diagnostic test for Boehringer Ingelheim's new targeted treatment for metastatic non-small cell lung cancer, Qiagen said today.

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