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The firm has joined forces with AstraZeneca, the IASLC, and the Global Lung Cancer Coalition, with a goal to double five-year survival rates by 2025.

The company will market Inivata's InVision liquid biopsy assays to insured and self-pay patients across the region.

Presentations at this month's ASCO meeting demonstrated how efforts are advancing to determine when and how longitudinal ctDNA testing will be useful for oncologists.

The firm said it can detect circulating tumor DNA with a mutational allele frequency of 0.001 percent, enabled by digital PCR and the firm's proprietary chemistry. 

The firm is in the midst of a clinical trial called NOVA to compare its circulating-tumor DNA-based Colvera test to DiaSorin's carcinoembryonic antigen assay.

The company reported that its genome-wide methylation approach could detect 77 percent of stage II cancers in its ongoing case-control CCGA study.

Thrive Earlier Detection is banking on targeted detection of frequent cancer mutations, coupled with protein markers, while competitors turn to genome-wide approaches.

The company is commercializing a method developed by researchers at Johns Hopkins that detects cancer with high specificity from a blood sample.

Investigators concluded that the spiked samples from SeraCare were a robust tool for inter-lab comparisons and discussed some areas of discordance seen in the study.

The firm plans to use the funds raised to support business activities, as it moves forward in the development of cancer early detection tests.

 

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The Washington Post reports that the CDC's SARS-CoV-2 test issues reflect earlier ones it had with Zika virus testing.

NPR writes that even with thousands of new COVID-19 papers, each should be evaluated based on its own quality.

Researchers traced a gene cluster linked to COVID-19 severity to Neanderthals, the New York Times reports.

In PNAS this week: soil bacteria-derived small molecules affect centrosomal protein, microfluidics approach for capturing circulating tumor cells, and more.