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The collaboration will explore the clinical utility of Trovagene's platform for detecting and monitoring EGFR mutations in lung cancer patients. 

A study comparing DNA extracted from standardized blocks of FFPE showed variability among experienced molecular pathology labs.

New survival data suggest that patients with del19 mutations should receive Gilotrif as their top option and that researchers should no longer clump different EGFR-mutated subpopulations together in research, lead study investigator Lecia Sequist said.

Originally published Sept. 25.
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The National Cancer Institute this week kicked off its exceptional responders program, in which researchers will sequence tumor tissue from patients who have had an outlier response to investigational treatments.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The recent lawsuit filed by Esoterix Genetic Laboratories against Qiagen over an alleged breached licensing agreement covering EGFR testing may be a message to other labs who have sold tests without a license.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Researchers from several European institutions working with AstraZeneca have published a study demonstrating that measuring EGFR mutations from circulating tumor DNA compares favorably to tissue-based EGFR mutation status.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – LabCorp subsidiary Esoterix Genetic Laboratories is suing Qiagen in a US district court alleging that Qiagen breached a licensing agreement between the companies regarding EGFR genetic testing by offering it for commercial research and diagnostic purposes ahead of US Food a

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23andMe is offering early customers re-testing on newer chips for a fee, Wired reports.

He Jiankui is no longer affiliated with Direct Genomics Biotechnology, the single molecule sequencing company he founded, Nikkei Asian Review reports.

Newsweek writes about the hopes for precision medicine in cancer, but also challenges getting it to patients.

In Genome Research this week: genomic architecture of glioblastoma, predictive computational approach to estimate SNP fitness, and more.