Seminars & Webinars

Webinar: Going beyond EGFR: Evaluating technologies for molecular genetic testing in NSCLC

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All metastatic NSCLC patients should have molecular testing to identify the presence of driver mutations and actionable targets, like T790M, L858R and exon 19 deletions in EGFR.

The Institut National du Cancer in France developed a special program in 2006 and supported a national network of 28 hospital platforms to organize molecular testing.

Since 2015, NGS implementation had a major impact on laboratory organization and broad genomic sequencing has disseminated ahead of a demonstrated association with better survival, and without economic evaluation.

We decided to evaluate the MassARRAY technology, an open platform, for lung cancer, breast and colon tumors or melanoma, in comparison with NGS.

Here, Dr. Pencreach will present the results of their retrospective technical analysis after one year of routine NSCLC molecular testing with the MassARRAY System from a biological/clinical and economical point of view.

Learning Objectives:

  • Best practices for molecular testing in non-small cell lung cancer
  • How to evaluate the best technology for your laboratory
  • Sensitivity required for optimal molecular testing


Erwan Pencreach, PharmD, PhD, Department of Molecular Oncology, Strasbourg University Hospital, France
University lecturer / associate professor – Hospital practitioner Strasbourg Faculty of Medicine and University Hospital, Strasbourg (France)

  • Medical Biologist at the Dpt. of Molecular Oncology
  • Teaching : In charge of the teaching of Biochemistry and Molecular Oncology
  • Research topics (Inserm U1113): hypoxia, RE stress, immune response and tumor progression
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