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BRCA Biomarker News

The latest news on BRCA biomarkers for oncology professionals.

The PARP inhibitor is approved as a maintenance treatment for advanced ovarian cancer patients who responded to first-line platinum chemotherapy and have BRCA mutations.

Keytruda and Ibrance demonstrate activity in molecularly defined populations, while a new cohort will explore Gilotrif in tumors with NRG1 fusions.

Stanford University's Allison Kurian and her colleagues found that women with pathogenic variants were more likely to undergo a bilateral mastectomy.

By profiling hereditary risk variants in women with breast cancer, researchers hope to lay the foundation for future genetic testing programs in the Caribbean country.

A study of more than 10,000 women showed cancer predisposition genes confer similar risks of breast cancer in African-American women as in whites.

Olaparib maintenance therapy stretched out progression-free survival, suggesting a need for germline BRCA1/2 mutation testing in pancreatic cancer patients.

Read the latest news on oncology biomarkers, molecular markers used to guide cancer treatment, assess prognosis, or detect relapse from Precision Oncology News.

In 125,000 de-identified Invitae customers with and without a personal or family history of cancer, 23andMe's DTC test would have missed almost 90 percent of BRCA mutations.

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.

Maintenance treatment with Clovis' rucaparib may be a more tolerable maintenance therapy than chemo in platinum-responsive patients with mutations in BRCA1/2 or PALB2.

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