Monthly Archives: May 2019

The FDA has Approved Drugs for FGFR Abnormalities

The FDA has Approved Drugs for FGFR Abnormalities

The FDA has approved Balversa (erdafitinib) as a treatment for adult patients with locally advanced or metastatic bladder cancer that have FGFR3 or FGFR2 abnormalities and that has progressed during or following prior platinum-containing chemotherapy. Urothelial tumors have been reported to show abnormalities in FGFR3 (22%), FGFR1 (8%), and FGFR2 (2%). These abnormalities involve mutations, fusion and amplification/overexpression. Abnormalities in FGFR can also be seen in various tumor types including lung (20%), breast (10%), melanoma (20%) rhabdomyosarcoma (7%), and cervical cancer (5%). Genomic Testing Cooperative (GTC) offers comprehensive testing of FGFR(1, 2, 3, and 4) covering mutations in all coding sequence, various fusions and expression levels. However, mutations studied in […]

GTC Presents at the 2019 ASCO Annual Meeting

GTC Presents at the 2019 ASCO Annual Meeting

Genomic Testing Cooperative (GTC) and Collaborators to Present data Resulting from its Proprietary DNA and RNA Profiling of Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma at the 2019 ASCO Annual Meeting Irvine, California – May 22, 2019 – Genomic Testing Cooperative, LCA. today announced that data using its unique DNA and RNA profiling will be presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting.  In collaboration with University of California San Francisco, Fresno, CA and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, Genomic Testing Cooperative (GTC) used its proprietary DNA- and RNA-based profiling of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) to study primary brain lymphoma.  While DLBCL is common, […]

Study shows that RNA Plus DNA profiling significantly enhanced Drug Matching

Study shows that RNA Plus DNA profiling significantly enhanced Drug Matching

Recent study published in Nature Medicine (Rodon et al, Nature Medicine volume 25, pages 751–758, 2019) showed that molecular profiling using both DNA and RNA significantly enhanced therapy recommendation and patient outcome.  A third of the studied patients got drug therapy recommendation when both RNA and DNA testing was performed. Genomic testing cooperative (GTC) offers combined RNA and DNA profiling without significant increase in cost.  Order GTC Solid Tumor PLUS or GTC Hematology PLUS for proper RNA and DNA profiling. In addition to DNA profiling (SNV, indels, TMB, and MSI), thorough molecular profiling requires RNA profiling.  GTC RNA testing provides important information on fusion/translocation (ALK, ROS1, RET, NTRK, BCR-ABL1, EWRS1, […]

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