News and reporting on EGFR biomarkers.
Researchers separately found that the assay had high concordance with other techniques in cancers including colorectal and endometrial carcinomas.
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.
During the meeting, researchers presented studies on combination immunotherapies and the efficacy of giving molecularly-informed treatments earlier in the disease continuum.
The new approval will allow the use of Qiagen's Therascreen EGFR RGQ PCR Kit as a companion diagnostic for Pfizer's Vizimpro in NSCLC patients.
The agreement will enable Biocartis to commercialize the EGFR S492R resistance mutation as part of its liquid and solid biopsy RUO assays.
The approval includes the use of either tumor tissue or plasma and follows previous approvals with Genentech's Tarceva (erlotinib) and AstraZeneca's Tagrisso (osimertinib).
Genome and RNA sequencing led to recurrent EGFR and BRAF rearrangements in cryptogenic congenital mesoblastic nephroma and infantile fibrosarcoma soft tumors.
The FDA approved its use with tissue or plasma biopsies, giving clinicians a non-invasive option to conduct a test that provides results in a day.
The company has highlighted the study as evidence that its test would outperform Roche's FDA-approved liquid biopsy assay if implemented in the clinic.
The real-time PCR-based test is designed to identify EGFR mutations in circulating tumor DNA in plasma samples.
As the Canadian election season heats up, neither major party has really paid much attention to science, according to Nature News.
BBC News says the uncertainty over Brexit is affecting science funding in the UK.
A new app purports to tell users "how gay" they are by looking at their DNA, but experts tell Futurism that the app is bunk.
In Nature this week: human and great ape cerebral organoids reveal aspects of brain development unique to humans, and more.