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HER2 Biomarkers

News and reporting on HER2 biomarkers.

Under the terms of the agreement Thermo Fisher will retain the rights to commercialize the companion test globally and seek regulatory approval.

At the American Society of Clinical Oncology's virtual meeting, investigators presented two new studies of BluePrint classification patterns.

The high-throughput S2000 sequencer is the second instrument Genetron Health has received NMPA approval for, following the S5 benchtop instrument last year.

The data add to growing evidence supporting the use of HER2 therapy across solid tumors, though researchers find a difficult path to a tissue-agnostic approval.

Exome sequences from dozens of cervical cancer tumor or primary cell line samples revealed recurrent alterations affecting ERBB2/HER2 and PIK3CA pathways.

An IASLC survey showed that molecular testing is not performed in line with expert guidelines, which means only a minority of lung cancer patients are benefitting from precision oncology.

Meeting presentations supported tweaking the clinical interpretation of Genomic Health's Oncotype DX and bolstered Biotheranostics' Breast Cancer Index.

Studies presented at the AACR meeting demonstrated how the registry can be used to evaluate how cancer patients with rare tumor markers respond to treatments.

Based on the findings, MD Anderson is already using HER2 status to recommend patients for clinical trials instead of EGFR drugs and authors recommend others follow suit.

The researchers also reported that combining an ER-directed therapy with an irreversible HER2 kinase inhibitor could overcome resistance.

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Vox reports that the Trump Administration may limit student visas for individuals from some countries to two years.

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