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EGFR Biomarkers

News and reporting on EGFR biomarkers.

The test can now be used to detect EGFR mutations in tissue and blood for lung cancer patients considering treatment with the tyrosine kinase inhibiting drugs Tarceva and Tagrisso. 

The company continues to build evidence for the added sensitivity offered by its urine- and blood-based liquid biopsy approach in an effort to engage clinicians.

A new study suggests that EGFR and MAPK protein abundance is the same across cell lines, while the adaptor proteins vary in number.

Results from a recent study clarify some conflicting prior determinations, and provide a new rationale to further explore the FCGR2A biomarker in prospective trials.

Quest Diagnostics will offer the Target Selector lung cancer mutation detection test in that country through a reference agreement with Biocept.

Genentech's Alecensa and AstraZeneca's Tegrisso are the latest precision lung cancer drugs, and Xalkori might soon be an option for a new molecular subpopulation.

Researchers from a SU2C-sponsored study compared tissue biopsy and liquid biopsy for detecting the T790M mutation of the EGFR gene in a cohort of NSCLC patients.

The preliminary results showed that 76 percent of study subjects under 40 had druggable mutations.

In developing the recommendations, the expert panel attempted to keep up with the fast-moving advances in oncology.

Roche's Cobas EGFR v2 mutation test will be able to identify advanced NSCLC patients with EGFR mutations who are likely to benefit from the next-generation treatment.

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Nature News reports that recent proposed changes to the US National Science Foundation have raised concerns about a shift away from the agency's focus on basic research.

Noel Rose, the "father of autoimmunity," has died at 92, the Washington Post reports.

According to CNN, Legionella was discovered in buildings leased by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as they reopened following coronavirus pandemic-related closures.

In PLOS this week: genetic analysis of malaria parasite populations in Southeast Asia, genomic surveillance of yellow fever virus in São Paulo, and more.