NEW YORK (360Dx) –  Roche said today that the US Food and Drug Administration has approved its Ventana ALK (D5F3) companion diagnostic as an aid in identifying ALK-positive non-small cell lung cancer patients who would benefit from treatment with the firm's drug Alecensa (alectinib).

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