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The company is employing Guardant360 in a Phase III trial assessing the efficacy of the drug both in a larger population and in women who test positive for ESR1 mutations.

The company recently said it was discontinuing development of its original and only in-house developed assay after a failed clinical validation.

The test detects the HER2 biomarker in breast cancer and can be completed within the same day, allowing for faster results than other HER2 testing methods.

Thermo Fisher has also applied to the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare to expand the use of the Oncomine Dx Target test in Japan.

Burning Rock also said it will continue to develop companion diagnostics-related products based on next-generation sequencing technology.

The company expects to garner clearance for its platform in the US first for Lynch syndrome as it builds additional evidence for an immunotherapy application.

The accelerated approval is based on results from two cohorts of a Phase II, single-arm trial in which EZH2-mutated patients had an overall response rate of 69 percent.

The accelerated approval is based on data showing that refractory cancer patients with TMB of at least 10 mutations/Mb saw tumor shrinkage and had durable responses on the immunotherapy.

The firm expects to launch a tissue-based immunohistochemistry version of the test, which detects QSOX1, in mid-2021, followed by a dipstick plasma-based assay by early 2022. 

The DXRX marketplace, planned for launch in the fourth quarter of 2020, will provide a way for pharmaceutical companies, diagnostic firms, and laboratories to collaborate.

The startup is developing a qPCR-based profiling method that could provide results within hours to clinicians treating their cancer patients with immune checkpoint inhibitors.

The approval was based on data showing superior efficacy for Alunbrig compared to Pfizer's Xalkori, especially in patients with brain metastasis.

The approval is based on results of the PROfound trial, which included men with mutations in BRCA1/2 or ATM, and 12 other genes associated with the HRR pathway.

Clinicians will be able to use the assay to help identify patients with metastatic NSCLC for treatment with nivolumab and ipilimumab. 

Celcuity's companion diagnostic platform CELsignia identifies cellular signals corresponding to drug response using a patient's living tumor cells.

The firms are developing a kit-based CDx to detect NTRK gene fusions, including NTRK1, NTRK2 and NTRK3, for Bayer's Vitrakvi cancer treatment.

The agency reviewed data showing that HRD-positive patients on the olaparib/bevacizumab combination had median progression-free survival of 37.2 months.

The oral MET inhibitor, marketed as Tabrecta, is for patients whose tumors have a mutation that leads to MET exon 14 skipping as detected by a Foundation Medicine test.

The drugmaker will promote Zejula without a biomarker as a first-line maintenance option, and Myriad will highlight that patients with HRD are most likely to benefit.

Under the deal, the companies aim to develop a companion diagnostic for Bayer's solid tumor drug larotrectinib for the Chinese market.

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