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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.

Researchers found that 14 percent of individuals with metastatic breast cancer had risky mutations germline mutations, including patients who did not meet testing criteria.

The cancer immunotherapy regimen and companion diagnostic test will be available in Europe for patients with triple-negative breast cancer who express PD-L1. 

Researchers studied isolated CTCs along with real-world patient data and found that patients with blood-borne HER2 mutations may respond to anti-HER2 treatment.

After reviewing more than 100 studies, the panel issued recommendations focused on women with a personal or family history of BRCA1/2-related cancers or high-risk ancestry.

The assays will combine genomic and gene expression analyses to better understand driver mutations in prostate, breast, and pancreatic cancers.

Investigators used gene panel testing to assess hereditary breast and ovarian cancer risk in African American women with breast cancer, uncovering potential gaps in test access.

Exact said it will pay $72 per share for Genomic Health for a total transaction price of $2.8 billion in cash and stock.

A modified analogue of rucaparib is being used to track PARP-1 expression in PARP inhibitor-treated patients with pancreatic, breast, prostate, and other cancer types.

Authors concluded that all three assays — Oncotype DX, EndoPredict, and Prosigna — met Canadian thresholds for cost-effectiveness and urged caution in considering the findings.

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