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The number of technologies to be assessed is vast, and ranges from liquid biopsies and molecular imaging to immunohistochemistry and RNA-seq.

The company will use its InVisionFirst-Lung test to study resistance mutations in patients treated with Pfizer's ALK inhibitor lorlatinib.

The assay, being developed in partnership with Johnson & Johnson, will complement computed tomography imaging by combining 26 genes and clinical variables for lung cancer detection.

For the three months ended Sept. 30, the firm reported total revenues of $31.0 million, beating analysts' average estimate of $30.1 million.

The company has collected initial evidence for an algorithmic method to predict immunotherapy response, and is studying its technology in treatment monitoring.

An IASLC survey showed that molecular testing is not performed in line with expert guidelines, which means only a minority of lung cancer patients are benefitting from precision oncology.

An investigator for the study said that the sensing platform correctly identified all of the patients that were non-responders to anti-PD-1 immunotherapies.

The company's commercial testing continues to focus on patients with identified lung nodules, but the new data is the strongest yet to support a shift to upfront cancer detection.

OncoCyte provided additional details about the history of the Razor test, its timeline for making it commercially available, and plans for a follow-on study.

The partners will use Biolidics' circulating tumor cell retrieval system to evaluate the cells' utility as biomarkers of patient response to cancer treatment.

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