BRAF Biomarkers News and reporting on BRAF biomarkers. MapKure, Personalis Partner to Screen Patients for BRAF Inhibitor Trial Personalis plans to develop a companion diagnostic to MapKure's BRAF inhibitor, BGB-3245, once biomarkers have been identified in the study. Novellus, Tempus Partner to Enroll Patients in BRAF Inhibitor Clinical Trial Program The Jerusalem-based drug developer is studying PLX8394 in patients with BRAF V600-mutated gliomas and solid tumors with non-V600 mutations. Melanoma Treatment Stage Affects Ability of Liquid Biopsy to Predict Immunotherapy Benefit Premium Researchers showed that ctDNA levels predicted who would respond to first-line immune checkpoint inhibition but were not useful in second-line therapy. Strata Oncology, BioMed Valley Discoveries Partner on Patient Enrollment for Ulixertinib Study Through the partnership, Strata will use its next-generation sequencing test to identify advanced cancer patients with mutations in the MAPK signaling pathway. Amid COVID-19, Lower Cancer Diagnosis Rates Mean Fewer Patients Getting Molecular Tests, Treatment Premium Data amassed by analytics firm Diaceutics suggests fewer patients are coming into healthcare facilities and missing the chance for diagnosis, molecular testing, and treatment. Feb 13, 2020 Genetron Health Obtains Regulatory Approval in China for NGS Instrument, Lung Cancer Panel Jan 27, 2020 Colon Cancer Biomarker Undertesting Rates in Real-World Data Points to Precision Oncology Barriers Premium Sep 23, 2019 Global Survey Reveals Suboptimal Molecular Testing Access in Lung Cancer Despite Broad Guidelines Premium Jun 18, 2019 Next-Generation Sequencing of Pediatric Cancer Patients Could Transform Treatment Paradigms Premium Jun 6, 2019 TAPUR Study Investigators Report First Positive Findings, Pursuing Tissue-Agnostic Cohorts Premium May 16, 2019 NCI Pediatric MATCH Trial Interim Data Shows 24 Percent of Patients Eligible for Targeted Therapy Premium May 9, 2019 Liquid Biopsy of Melanoma Surgery Drainage Fluid Shows Promise for Recurrence Monitoring Premium Jan 25, 2019 MethylDetect Looks to Leverage High-Resolution Melt Tech for Oncology Assay Development Premium Jan 10, 2019 Melanoma BRAF Mutation Type May Affect Response to Targeted Treatments, Immunotherapy Aug 7, 2018 Researchers Integrate Genotyping Assay, Drug Delivery Tech for Precision Glioma Treatment Premium Jun 18, 2018 Recurrent Rearrangements Identified in Rare Infant Soft Tissue Tumors May 31, 2018 PanDrugs System Aims to Advance Precision Cancer Care by Matching Treatments to Mutations Premium Nov 6, 2017 Genentech's Zelboraf Gets FDA Approval in BRAF Mutation-Positive Erdheim-Chester Disease Jun 22, 2017 Thermo Fisher Next-Gen Sequencing Panel Wins FDA Approval as Companion Test Jun 22, 2017 Quest Diagnostics to Expand Advanced Cancer Care to Community Oncologists Through Recent Acquisitions Premium May 1, 2017 BRAF Proficiency Testing Reporting Adequate But Could Improve, Analysis Finds Feb 16, 2017 Head-to-Head Comparison of BRAF Assays Yields Clues About Ideal Use in Guiding Melanoma Therapy Premium Dec 15, 2016 Biocartis Gets CE Mark for Idylla NRAS-BRAF Mutation Test Sep 6, 2016 Combined PNA Clamp, Sensor PCR Method Shows Promise for Detection of BRAF Mutations Premium Aug 8, 2016 BRAF Inhibitor Resistance Mutations Identified Load More Breaking News SUPER Psychosis Study Presented at ASHG Digs Into Relationships of Rare Variants, Phenotypes People in the News: New Appointments at Myriad Genetics, Becton Dickinson, Delfi Diagnostics, More In Brief This Week: Virginia Commonwealth University, Dovetail Genomics, Lucid Diagnostics, and More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Bio-Rad, PerkinElmer, Ares Genetics, Purigen Biosystems, More Genetron Health, Fosun Ink Commercialization Deal for Seq-MRD Test in China MultiMuTHER Team Tracks Expression, Metabolite Relationships in Aging TwinsUK Participants The Scan More Boosters for US Following US Food and Drug Administration authorization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the Washington Post writes. From a Pig A genetically modified pig kidney was transplanted into a human without triggering an immune response, Reuters reports. For Privacy's Sake Wired reports that more US states are passing genetic privacy laws. Science Paper on How Poaching Drove Evolution in African Elephants In Science this week: poaching has led to the rapid evolution of tuskless African elephants.