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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.

New data on Kadcyla and Tecentriq will help doctors further refine precision medicine options for breast cancer patients with unmet needs.

In the I-SPY 2 TRIAL, a subset of TNBC patients with elevated HER2 and EGFR phosphorylation responded to treatment with the HER2-inhibitor neratinib.

Strata will refer individuals with HER-2 mutations identified through its screening trial for consideration as subjects in Puma's SUMMIT trial.

The analysis of HER2 and HER3 mutation carriers emphasizes how these studies can lead both to broadening and to narrowing of the patient populations for targeted drugs.

Gencurix aims to achieve US FDA 510(k) clearance for its GenesWell BCT breast cancer prognostic test next year.

At the AACR annual meeting, researchers presented results from the Phase II SUMMIT trial investigating the pan-HER-targeted therapy neratinib.

The new data supports the continued marketing of BioNTech's breast cancer subtyping assay as an alternative to IHC, and suggests added value for the test in assessing Ki-67 specifically.

Eleven new recommendations were issued to address appropriate HER2 testing and clinical guidance in individuals with advanced gastroesophageal adenocarcinoma.

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Nature News reports that researchers in Japan hope to soon test the use of reprogrammed stem cells to treat damaged corneas.

A new approach may help limit the number of fish that are mislabeled at markets or restaurants, according to New Scientist.

At Slate, the R Street Institute's Nila Bala discusses the privacy rights of suspects that genetic genealogy approaches in law enforcement bring up.

In PNAS this week: numerous mobile genetic elements contribute to Vibrio cholerae drug resistance, troponin I mutations in sudden infant deaths, and more.