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News and reporting on prostate cancer.
CHMP recommended approval only in patients with BRCA1/2 mutations, while the FDA approved olaparib in those with mutations in additional HRR genes.
Trial data, however, raised doubt about Lynparza's benefit in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer patients with non-BRCA1/2 HRR gene mutations.
The CheckMate-650 trial showed the potential of combined immunotherapy in metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer and identified subgroups for further study.
Epic may also develop a liquid biopsy test combining the chromosomal instability biomarker with other markers to predict prostate cancer treatment response.
Adult participants will have access to saliva-based testing from Invitae for the Screen Project, which aims to find clinically actionable BRCA1/2 mutations.
The nationwide study will enroll prostate cancer patients who do and don't meet current guidelines and assess how access to genetic information impacts their care.
The agency approved the test for use across solid tumors and with multiple companion diagnostic indications including one for prostate cancer and three for lung cancer.
The firm said its genetic tests for breast, prostate, and colorectal cancers and melanoma assess a patient's personal cancer risks and guide personalized prevention.
In a local coverage article, Medicare contractors in the MolDx program added prostate cancer to the covered indications for the test.
Some genes were more frequently mutated in prostate cancers from Black men, but the researchers said that social inequities also lead to poorer health outcomes.