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ASCO 2012

Biomarker Selection: Be an Early Bird? Or a Late Arriver?

By Anette Breindl
Science Editor

Monday, June 11, 2012

Co-developing a targeted therapeutic with a companion diagnostic can be crowned with spectacular success. But how early in development patients should be selected based on such a biomarker is a complex question. The story of Pfizer Inc.'s Xalkori (crizotinib) illustrates several of the issues that need to be considered during the development of such combinations.

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