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The FDA will consider the companion diagnostic application alongside data for Pfizer's talazoparib in BRCA-mutated advanced breast cancer.

The funding will be available to members of the Association of Community Cancer Centers, a cancer care provider advocacy group.

The effort, which relied on Oxford BioDynamics' EpiSwitch platform, resulted in an assay that researchers believe could be developed into a test to guide therapy selection for patients.

Quest will also have early access to Thermo Fisher's pipeline of novel platforms and assays to assist with development of Oncomine-branded solutions.

The partnership includes biopharmaceutical, life science, and non-profit organizations, as well as several US government agencies.

Under the agreement, new companion diagnostics will be included in updates to FoundationOne CDx, which was recently FDA approved.

The LITMUS project will bring together clinicians and researchers from academia and pharma to develop, validate, and quantify better biomarkers for testing NAFLD. 

The approved Ventana ALK (D5F3) immunohistochemistry CDx is available for use on the Roche BenchMark XT or BenchMark Ultra IHC/ISH slide staining systems.

The test, developed with Pfizer, could identify renal cancer patients who would experience recurrence, but not who would benefit from adjuvant Sutent.

The initial FDA approval of Thermo Fisher's NGS panel test for personalizing cancer treatment may allow rapid expansion to new indications.

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