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Beth Israel Deaconess

Results show population screening can pick up risky BRCA1/2 mutations in men and women from Ashkenazi Jewish populations in the US, though engagement challenges remain.

Investigators reported on how ctDNA, measured using Natera's patient-specific Signatera assays, corresponded to a patient's disease progression and other biomarkers.

The program, called Project Facilitate, aims to help oncologists request access to investigational drugs but may only simplify part of the process.

The grant recipients will receive up to $5 million each and are led by scientists at institutions including Harvard Medical School and the Cleveland Clinic.

Through prospective pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma testing, researchers saw germline mutations in new genes and in cases outside of current germline testing criteria.