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Men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer who had mutations in genes like BRCA1 and BRCA2 benefited from treatment with olaparib.

Data from an ongoing study suggests that the drug, combined with an androgen receptor signaling inhibitor, may be efficacious in a particularly hard to treat form of prostate cancer.

The test will be used to identify which metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer patients harbor germline BRCA mutations and will likely benefit from Lynparza.

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

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.

Resolution is developing its liquid biopsy assay as a companion diagnostic for niraparib in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.

The company said adopters are ordering tests in areas of great interest, like CTC and blood biomarker monitoring, despite a lack of reimbursement.

The company's total revenue for the three months ended March 31 was $108.8 million compared to $92.6 million in the first quarter of 2018, exceeding analyst expectations.

Using exome or transcriptome data from more than 400 metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer cases, researchers identified survival-related alterations in the RB1 gene.

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