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John Strickler, MD
Duke Cancer Center, USA
Richard Kim, MD
Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL
Jenny Seligmann, MBChB, PhD
University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
Benny Johnson, DO
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Sebastian Stintzing, MD
Charite University Hospital, Germany
Stacey Cohen, MD
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, Seattle, WA
*NGS panels used may enable rare alterations to be picked up, i.e. NTRK
**Emerging biomarkers include HER2, MET, KRAS gene amplification, TGFα, EGFR mutations, and alterations in HER3, PI3KCA, and PTEN
±NTRK and HER2 are recommended for testing at relapse
MSI, microsatellite instability; MMR, mismatch repair; NGS, Next generation sequencing; NTRK, neurotrophic tyrosine receptor kinase fusions
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✓ Biomarker focus: Genetic mutations in HER2, BRAF V600E, MEK, NTRK and KRAS G12C
✓ Improving access to biomarker testing in mCRC and incorporating increased testing into clinical practice
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