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The group aims to determine the feasibility of TROLL-2 and TROLL-3 as diagnostic biomarkers for the prediction of treatment efficacy and prognosis in breast cancer.

The results, presented at SABCS this week, leave open whether the added benefit from chemo seen in premenopausal women may be due to chemo-induced hormone reduction.

Researchers presented updated data on the Phase III MonarchE trial at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium as more patients completed the two-year treatment period.

The company believes its tests can already help oncologists better assess post-surgery risk, though prospective validation would be necessary for broad claims.

Persephone Biosciences has launched a prospective, longitudinal study to evaluate 4,000 patients' gut microbiomes and link them with cancer treatment response.

A case series in partnership with My Gene Counsel to highlight the challenges genetics professionals and oncologists are grappling with as genetic testing is increasingly used in patient care.

The firm will collect stool and blood samples from 4,000 cancer patients and determine whether their microbiome composition affects their response to therapy.

The study, presented at the NSGC annual conference last week, supports the broader use of panel testing for cancer patients suspected of hereditary disease. 

Epic will access the center's liquid biopsy samples and expand its platform to in-depth characterization of cell-free fractions and circulating tumor cells.

The companies aim to create new products enabling faster access to predictive information used in treatment planning for patients with breast cancer.

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