Tag Archive for: NGS

First liquid biopsy for NSCLC to receive FDA approval

The development of new targeted therapies for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in recent years has changed the standard of care for the later stages of NSCLC in specific population groups.

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ESMO releases the first guideline on NGS testing in cancers

Precision therapies were first approved for cancer in 1998, when trastuzumab was approved for HER2+ breast cancer, opening the door for other targeted therapies such as imatinib for Philadelphia chromosome-positive chronic myelogenous leukaemia.

FoundationOne companion diagnostic FDA approved

On 30 November 2017, the FDA granted marketing approval for the FoundationOne companion diagnostic (F1CDx®, Foundation Medicine), a next generation sequencing (NGS) based in vitro diagnostic (IVD) to detect genetic mutations in 324 genes and two genomic signatures in any solid tumour.