Published Case Study Demonstrates the Clinical Utility of Biocept's Liquid Biopsy Test for ALK Rearrangements
"Identifying clinically actionable biomarkers is critical for selecting appropriate therapy aimed at improving outcomes for patients with cancer," said Alejandro R. Calvo, MD, FACP, Associate Professor of Medicine,
"We believe that demonstrating clinical utility in clinical settings is important for enhancing further adoption of our Target Selector™ assays," said
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ALK gene rearrangements are found in 2-7% of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cases, and detection is used to qualify patients for possible therapeutic intervention. Detection of an ALK fusion is used to determine the likelihood of response to crizotinib (Xalkori®) or ceritinib (Zykadia®), two commercially available tyrosine kinase inhibitors. Additionally, alectinib (Alecensa®) and brigatinib (Alunbrig®) are approved for patients with ALK-positive metastatic NSCLC who have progressed on or are intolerant to crizotinib.
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