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In the Phase I/IB study, only patients with NTRK or ROS1 fusions, or an ALK fusion or mutation responded to entrectinib, while patients without these tumor markers didn’t respond.

In the JAMA study, researchers confirmed the previously known clinical and genomic features of NSCLC patients in their large clinico-genomics database.

The draft guidelines have intrigued industry players interested in pursuing labeling that would allow their CDx to direct treatment for a class of drugs instead of one drug.

Almac is developing the assay to enroll patients for clinical trials used to develop repotrectinib, an investigational tyrosine kinase inhibitor.

The assay can identify KRAS, NRAS, PIK3CA, BRAF, and EGFR gene mutations, as well as 19 gene rearrangements of the ALK, ROS1, RET, NTRK1, and MET genes from FFPE.

The companion diagnostic for Pfizer's Xalkori identifies 14 ROS1 gene fusions by analyzing tumor messenger RNA from human tumor tissue or body fluids.

The agency is excluding certain advanced diagnostic lab tests and molecular pathology tests from a billing regulation that created administrative headaches for many labs.

The researchers combined different proteomic methods to explore the activity of the ALK inhibitor ceritinib and identify potential combination therapies.

Researchers identified unique ALK rearrangements in patients that lack previously known indicators of mesothelioma.

Patients are organizing themselves in groups based on the molecular features driving their tumors to better advocate for themselves, raise money, and influence research.

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The American Prospect writes that the pilot program to test the DNA of migrants could lead to more family separations.

An international commission is to develop a report on how researchers, clinicians, and regulators should evaluate the clinical applications of human germline genome editing.

The US Department of Agriculture presents a new blueprint for animal genomic research.

In Genome Research this week: repetitive element deletion linked to altered methylation and more in form of muscular dystrophy; human contamination in draft bacterial and archaeal genomes; and more.