News and reporting on BRCA biomarkers.
Men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer who had mutations in genes like BRCA1 and BRCA2 benefited from treatment with olaparib.
Pfizer expects its own trial of talazoparib for this new indication to wrap up in 2021, ideally recapitulating the positive results seen in this smaller group.
The data showed that population screening for BRCA mutations in Ashkenazi Jewish population doesn't diminish quality of life or cause psychological distress.
The Canadian company said its technology platform allows it to match patients to cancer treatments more efficiently and to identify novel patient populations.
Researchers found that 14 percent of individuals with metastatic breast cancer had risky mutations germline mutations, including patients who did not meet testing criteria.
After reviewing more than 100 studies, the panel issued recommendations focused on women with a personal or family history of BRCA1/2-related cancers or high-risk ancestry.
The test will be used to identify which metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer patients harbor germline BRCA mutations and will likely benefit from Lynparza.
Investigators used gene panel testing to assess hereditary breast and ovarian cancer risk in African American women with breast cancer, uncovering potential gaps in test access.
A finding that not all BRCA-mutated tumors are likely to respond to PARP inhibitors should make doctors more cautious when prescribing them off label.
The draft guidance recommends access to the drug through the Cancer Drugs Fund as maintenance therapy of advanced ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer.