Next year, the company will submit regulatory filings for the drug in two molecularly defined indications and a next-generation sequencing companion diagnostic.
The changes include recommendations for first line immunotherapy in patients with high PD-L1 expression, and clarification on use of targeted therapies.
The so-called universal CDx approved by the FDA can gauge alterations across multiple genes associated with response to three lung cancer treatments.
Data from the meeting suggest that lung cancer patients with ALK-positive tumors may soon have two first-line options and more choices when their disease progresses.
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.
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.
Entrectinib is Ignyta's lead product that the biotech is investigating in patients with tumors characterized by TrkA, TrkB, TrkC, ROS1, and ALK markers.
This article has been updated to correct the name of the Phase I extension trial to Study 1001. Originally published June 3.
Technology Review reports that 2017 was the year of consumer genetic testing and that it could spur new analysis companies.
A phylogenetic analysis indicates two venomous Australian spiders are more closely related than thought, the International Business Times reports.
In Science this week: CRISPR-based approach for recording cellular events, and more.
A new company says it will analyze customers' genes to find them a suitable date, though Smithsonian magazine says the science behind it might be shaky.