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NEW YORK – Incyte received US Food and Drug Administration's approval for pemigatinib (Pemazyre) on Friday for previously treated, locally advanced or metastatic cholangiocarcinoma with FGFR2 fusions or rearrangements.

Cholangiocarcinoma is a rare cancer of the bile ducts that occurs in approximately 8,000 patients in the US annually. FGFR2 fusions and rearrangements occur in between 9 percent and 14 percent of cholangiocarcinoma patients.

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The World Health Organization will be providing low-cost COVID-19 tests to low- and middle-income nations, according to Reuters.

Nature News examines how the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the US Supreme Court could affect scientific agencies.

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As cases of COVID-19 continued to grow this spring and summer in the US, so too did the number of Emergency Use Authorizations from the FDA for clinical diagnostic tests aimed at detecting current and past infections.