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News and reporting on prostate cancer.

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

A CTC and ctDNA analysis suggests that the number of alterations affecting the androgen receptor can offer survival insights for TP53 mutation-free advanced cancer cases.

OncoCell aims to enter the cancer prognostic space with its noninvasive immuno-genomics RNA transcriptomics prognostic platform to help differentiate patients with aggressive forms of prostate cancer from patients with indolent disease.

Research presented at ACMG by Invitae suggests that clinically actionable variants in cancer patients are missed by germline testing that is not done with expanded panels.

The test will be used to identify men with metastatic, castrate-resistant prostate cancer and germline BRCA mutations who are enrolled in a study for olaparib.

Clinical researchers at AACR discussed a wide range of approaches focusing on several different potential use-cases in the detection or assessment of early cancers.

The company is seeking NY State approval for its lab, which would allow it to offer both tests as LDTs, hopefully by the end of this year or early next.

Invitae and Tulane University researchers found 37 percent of patients with positive germline results were not covered by testing guidelines in place at the time.

The latest guidelines include new language about screening individuals with BRCA mutations and the potential utility of certain biomarker tests.

The qPCR assay measures methylation of six genes and could help doctors identify aggressive vs indolent prostate cancer more accurately than PSA.

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