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The firm hopes to return fewer VUS in its test reports and to accelerate the resolution of uncertain results issued to patients in that past.
The company said it has seen progress in efforts to get FDA approval for its tissue and liquid biopsy tests as data continues to accumulate for pan-cancer utility.
As labs implement TMB workflows in-house, studies are showing that its is possible to validate assays with cutoff points remaining stable across complex clinical cohorts and in different drug contexts.
The team analyzed multigene panel test data from Ambry Genetics for 165,000 individuals, focusing on hereditary cancer risk related to 32 genes in six cancer types.
Biocartis' Idylla called some colorectal cancer samples negative that Sysmex Inostics's OncoBEAM called positive, but the clinical implications may be complex.
Investigators pooled older and new data from the Prospective Lynch Syndrome Database, tracking outcomes for different mutations across age and gender groups.
Though some experts prefer the comprehensive nature of whole-genome sequencing, others find whole-exome sequencing or targeted exome panels to be more useful.
Practical, technological, and systemic challenges are putting pathologists in tough positions, facing competing demands for molecular analysis of limited biological samples.
The DoD and VA-led initiative is moving beyond its initial focus on lung cancer to add analyses of multiple cancer types and a prospective, multisite study.
A Personalized Medicine Coalition-funded study has found that NGS-based testing is moderately cost effective but that access to targeted treatments remains a hurdle.