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Results show population screening can pick up risky BRCA1/2 mutations in men and women from Ashkenazi Jewish populations in the US, though engagement challenges remain.

While the oncology field moves toward NGS panel testing, the drugmaker has launched a program subsidizing single-gene testing for advanced melanoma patients.

Last week's buys of two oncology labs will allow Quest to provide new cancer diagnostic technologies to communities lacking major cancer research centers, it said.

The analysis from Quest Diagnostic researchers compared the cost-effectiveness of a seven-gene panel test to BRCA1 and BRCA2 testing alone in improving life expectancy.