NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – With one test for guiding the choice of therapies for advanced prostate cancer slated to launch this year, research continues to paint a complex picture of the molecular determinants of drug response in this setting, raising questions for how the commercial testing landscape might evolve in the future.

New data published last month supports the potential for a simple droplet PCR-based method that interrogates a different marker than most tests have so far — androgen receptor copy number variation rather than expression of the AR-v7 splice variant.

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