Study Suggests Biodesix's Veristrat Can Identify NSCLC Responders to Erlotinib, Gemcitabine | GenomeWeb

Biodesix said this week that data from an analysis of serum and plasma samples from a Phase II non-small cell lung cancer study demonstrate that its Veristrat test is able to identify patients likely to benefit when treated with erlotinib – marketed by Roche as Tarceva – and erlotinib combined with gemcitabine.

The results were presented this week at the Chicago Multidisciplinary Symposia in Thoracic Oncology by Thomas Stinchcombe, associate professor of hematology/oncology at the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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