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AZ to Assess Possibility of EGFR Mutation Testing via Blood in Japan-Europe Study

June 3, 2013
AstraZeneca K.K. (AZ) announced on May 31 that it has started in Japan an international clinical study to assess whether blood (plasma) would be a suitable sample type for epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation testing in non-small cell lung…

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