ASCO 2015—Investigators Announce Patient Enrollment for NCI-MATCH Trial


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Investigators for the nationwide trial, NCI-MATCH: Molecular Analysis for Therapy Choice (EAY131), have announced that the precision medicine trial will open to patient enrollment in July. The announcement was made recently during ASCO’s Annual Meeting in Chicago. The MATCH trial seeks to determine whether targeted therapies for people whose tumors have specific gene mutations will be effective regardless of their cancer type. NCI-MATCH will incorporate more than 20 different study drugs or drug combinations, each targeting a specific gene mutation, in order to match each patient in the trial with a therapy that targets a molecular abnormality in their tumor. The study was co-developed by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health, and the ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group, part of the NCI-sponsored National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN). It is being led by ECOG-ACRIN. For more information, visit www.cancer.gov/nci-match. ■

 



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