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News and reporting on BRCA biomarkers.
Radboud University Medical Center researchers developed and validated the single-molecule molecular inversion probe-centered workflow for more efficient BRCA1/2 testing.
Breast cancer patients with certain germline risk variants were more responsive to the chemotherapy combinations tested in a randomized trial.
The intended use will be in newly diagnosed ovarian cancer patients who are responsive to platinum chemotherapy regardless of biomarker status.
The company filed the application based on the PAOLA-1 data, which showed HRD-positive ovarian cancer patients saw pronounced benefit from the combo.
Using data from cancer registries, investigators saw apparent disparities in the surgical interventions and treatments used for breast cancer patients with inherited cancer risk.
The foundation-funded initiative from Jackson Laboratories has advanced a model for educating oncologists and providing access to tumor genomic profiling in the community setting.
AstraZeneca and Merck also announced they have filed for approval of Lynparza in patients who have mutations in more than a dozen homologous recombination repair genes.
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence draft guidance suggests more data is needed before using larotrectinib to treat UK cancer cases in histology-independent setting.
Increasing understanding of complex tumor biology is reshaping clinical trials in the age of precision medicine, though some view these changes with concern.
Drugmakers talked about precision oncology acquisitions, and a genetic testing firm discussed the use of artificial intelligence in predicting treatment response.