Biodesix Presents Prospective Trial Data on Use of Veristrat Test in Guiding Lung Cancer Therapy | GenomeWeb

Biodesix this week reported results from the first prospective clinical trial of its proteomic lung cancer test Veristrat.

Presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's annual meeting, the trial findings demonstrated that the test is able to identify lung cancer patients likely to respond well to treatment with Roche/Genentech's EGFR inhibitor Tarceva (erlotinib) in the second-line setting.

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