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Advances in Clinical Genomics Profiling

In an interview, Marilyn Li and Douglas Stewart discuss why ACMG has put forth points that doctors and labs should consider when presumed germline findings crop up in tumor testing.

A pilot project showed that clinics using the InheRET tool were able to gather more complete family history information from patients, which is important for further cancer risk evaluation.

The platform was used to subtype patients in a Phase II trial and found that patients in the claudin-low subgroup had the best two-year progression-free survival on pembrolizumab.

The oral MET inhibitor, marketed as Tabrecta, is for patients whose tumors have a mutation that leads to MET exon 14 skipping as detected by a Foundation Medicine test.

Data presented at ACMG's online annual meeting suggests that more than 10 percent of prostate cancer patients across disease stages carry inherited cancer-related variants.