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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.
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The draft guidance recommends access to the drug through the Cancer Drugs Fund as maintenance therapy of advanced ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer.
The groups will use Helomics' artificial intelligence-based platform to develop tools to provide predictive therapeutic recommendations for ovarian and thyroid cancers.
The study has shown that patients on Zejula had longer progression-free survival than those on placebo regardless of their BRCA1/2 mutation or HRD status.
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.
The FDA approved FoundationOne CDx as a companion diagnostic for olaparib for first-line maintenance therapy in BRCA-mutated advanced ovarian cancer.
The drug is for first-line maintenance therapy after BRCA-mutated advanced ovarian cancer patients respond to platinum chemo and the test will identify those with BRCA mutations.
The PARP inhibitor is approved as a maintenance treatment for advanced ovarian cancer patients who responded to first-line platinum chemotherapy and have BRCA mutations.