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variants of unknown significance

Results from the PROMPT registry presented at ASCO showed that 10 to 15 percent of women with variants in genes not linked to ovarian cancer had oophorectomies.

A case series in partnership with My Gene Counsel to highlight the challenges genetics professionals and oncologists are grappling with as genetic testing is increasingly used in patient care.

The firm hopes to return fewer VUS in its test reports and to accelerate the resolution of uncertain results issued to patients in that past.

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

The researchers said their findings could help classify BRCA1 variants, particularly one whose impact on cancer risk is currently not clear.

A study of more than 5,000 breast cancer patients found that multi-gene sequencing has rapidly replaced BRCA1/2-only tests, resulting in better pathogenic variant detection but also higher VUS rates.