ALTER Study – Memo to physicians

What will the common results be and how should these be interpreted?

How can I access the clinical report results of an Idylla EGFR Mutation test for my patient?

  • The report will be generated using the CGL SHIRE platform that has formed the basis of all CGL molecular reporting and will be uploaded in the BC Cancer CAIS database.
  • Additionally, a parallel report (referencing the same CGL BM[TB(3]  accession number) will be generated in the COPATH[TT4]  Pathology system which allows for automated upload and sharing of information with the widely- adopted CARECONNECT system.
  • The integrated adoption of these two approaches will ensure optimal dissemination of test information to the vast majority of cancer physicians, internal and external to the BC Cancer system, in BC.


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  2. Health Canada Tagrisso Product Monograph:

  • Wu Y, Tsuboi M. He J. et al. Osimertinib in Resected EGFR-Mutated Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer.  N Engl J Med 2020; 383:1711-1723 DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa2027071