HER2 testing

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

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

The three organizations are inviting comment from health professionals on the recommendations.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Biomarker-based diagnostics company Nuclea Biotechnologies today announced a partnership with Wilex aimed at better managing the treatment of metastatic breast cancer.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Dako today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration has approved its HER2 IQFISH pharmDx assay for marketing in the US.

By Turna Ray
Ventana Medical Systems has been in a deal-making frenzy around companion diagnostics development.

This article has been updated from a previous version to clarify information about ongoing efforts to resolve the discordant results of the two studies.
By Ben Butkus

Without speculating on a specific release date for the draft document, FDA's Elizabeth Mansfield said the companion diagnostics guidance is "definitely moving" through the agency.

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A genomic analysis of modern and ancient maize reveals a complicated domestication history, according to Reuters.

In PLOS this week: MYRF variant linked to congenital diaphragmatic hernia, analysis of the "dragon's blood" red resin produced by traditional medicine plants, and more.

CNBC reports that half of academic researchers leave after about five years.

Researchers have used genetic analysis to confirm a new type of salamander, the New York Times reports.