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Europe: next-generation sequencing in cancer biomarker testing

Europe’s cancer burden is increasing, with more patients undergoing biomarker testing in order to access more targeted and effective therapies. Economist Intelligence Clearstate expects the number of patients undergoing routine molecular testing for cancer biomarkers tracked by IVD Gateway to grow at an average annual rate between 6.2 to 19.2% in EU5 countries from 2020 to 2025. While PCR-based molecular diagnostics (MDx) is an essential component of cancer care, molecular testing technologies such as next-generation sequencing (NGS) that supports rapid, high-throughput, highly sensitive, affordable testing, are becoming of increasing importance as the burden of cancer in Europe rises. This paper explores the state of NGS testing for cancer biomarkers in Europe based on our study of EU5 clinical laboratories.

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