Roche Seeks to Link Mutation Test With AZ Cancer Treatment
Roche is seeking premarket approval from the FDA for its cobas EGFR Mutation Test v2 to be used a companion diagnostic test with AstraZeneca’s investigational therapy for non-small cell lung cancer patients with an acquired resistance mutation.
Roche says its test can aid clinicians appropriately select cancer patients who have acquired a certain mutation who are most likely to benefit from AZ’s therapy.
Roche’s new test is built upon an existing FDA-approved test developed by the company and is intended to identify a broad spectrum of mutations in lung cancer patients including the mutation targeted in the AZ treatment.
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