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Roche blood test could help ‘personalize’ cancer immunotherapy treatment

A new blood test from Roche and Foundation Medicine has shown it can accurately measure the number of mutations within a tumor, potentially helping to predict which patients may respond best to some immunotherapies. Initial data on Roche’s test aimed at determining tumor mutational burden, or TMB, was released on …

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Cancer mutation gains ground as test continues for immunotherapy drugs

MADRID (Reuters) – Scientists are stepping up the hunt for better diagnostic tests to predict if cancer patients will benefit from costly modern immunotherapy drugs, which are transforming cancer care but remain a hit-and-miss affair. Research presented at Europe’s biggest oncology congress in Madrid adds to evidence that patients with …

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