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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.
Data from more than 11,800 women with breast cancer suggested unselected BRCA1, BRCA2, and PALB2 testing is cost-effective for UK and US payors and societies.
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.
The data showed that population screening for BRCA mutations in Ashkenazi Jewish population doesn't diminish quality of life or cause psychological distress.
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.
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 company will test samples from women treated with an investigational combination of AstraZeneca's PARP inhibitor olaparib and immunotherapy tremelimumab.
The draft guidance recommends access to the drug through the Cancer Drugs Fund as maintenance therapy of advanced ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer.