AstraZeneca and Merck also announced they have filed for approval of Lynparza in patients who have mutations in more than a dozen homologous recombination repair genes.
Among the firms presenting, drugmakers, speciality biotechs, and genetic testing firms provided an update on their precision oncology development programs.
The drug is approved as a maintenance treatment for platinum-responsive metastatic pancreatic cancer patients with germline BRCA1/2 mutations.
The company plans to make its PRS offering, currently used only in those who test negative for gene mutations, an option for all customers of European ancestry.
Investigators compared expression in different men across the genes from three commercial panels, arguing that the findings highlight important unknowns.
Doctors can now order the test to identify breast cancer patients with BRCA1/2 mutations who may be eligible for surgery or targeted therapy.
CMS has attempted to address stakeholders' concerns about its coverage criteria for germline NGS testing in a new proposed national policy.
For heavily pretreated ovarian cancer patients, doctors will now have to weigh their HRD status in the context of an increasingly complex backdrop of biomarker information.
The drug is now approved as a fourth-line option for advanced, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer patients who have homologous recombination deficiency.
Findings from three Phase III clinical trials suggest that PARP inhibitors may prolong disease-free survival in some advanced ovarian cancer patients without BRCA1/2 mutations.