[FEATURED] FDA-Backed Tumor Mutation Database Gives Diagnostics Developers Another Premarket Submission Tool

The US FDA on 7 October recognized a portion of the Oncology Knowledge Base, or OncoKB, which test makers can use as they work to complete premarket submissions. It’s the first database of somatic variants in cancer to be listed in the agency’s Public Human Genetic Variant Databases.


Diagnostics developers now have another tool backed by the US Food and Drug Administration that they can lean on as they work to complete premarket submissions to the agency.

The FDA on 7 October recognized part of a tumor mutation database compiled by the Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Center. The Oncology Knowledge Base, or OncoKB, is the first database of somatic variants in cancer to be listed in the agency’s Public Human Genetic Variant Databases (PHGVD).

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