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A Myriad Genetics-funded team found that an 86-SNV polygenic score could modify breast cancer risk in women with pathogenic mutations in cancer risk genes.
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.
Two studies presented at ASCO's virtual annual meeting demonstrated the clinical utility of germline findings in guiding treatment decisions in cancer.
Breast cancer risk in carriers of pathogenic CHEK2 variants may be classified as low, moderate, or high by adding in polygenic risk score and family history data.
The authors of a recently published study suggested that testing metastatic breast cancer patients for kinase fusions may open up additional treatment opportunities.
A study of both tissue and blood samples from patients in a small trial found that liquid biopsy may detect putative resistance mutations missed in tissue.
A new analysis suggests hypermutation can occur in some chemotherapy-treated gliomas, producing heterogeneous, mutation-rich tumors with poor response to anti-PD-1 treatment.
Agios plans to expand IDH1 inhibitor ivosidenib into chondrosarcoma and cholangiocarcinoma and explore the pan-IDH inhibitor vorasidenib in glioma.
Deleterious NOTCH mutations may predict more favorable immune checkpoint responses in lung cancer patients without EGFR or ALK mutations.
A study evaluated data from a Phase I/II trial of Piqray combined with an aromatase inhibitor to find mechanisms of resistance hindering clinical benefit from the therapy.