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The company ran 668,600 tests during the year, a 30 percent increase from its 2017 testing volume.

The VA decided to bring this testing in house to streamline and standardize the process for doctors and gauge markers that are relevant to the veteran population.

The firm said revenues from its precision oncology business increased 98 percent in Q4, driven by higher testing volume and increased revenue per test.

Singapore-based Lucence Diagnostics will team with Stanford to analyze sequencing and imaging of liver cancer patients to predict therapeutic effectiveness.

The deal will focus on Biocartis' Idylla MSI test, which provides information on a tumor's microsatellite instability status of a tumor from a single FFPE slice.

The company's assay relies on a set of 15 methylation and microRNA markers to determine whether a woman has breast cancer.

Using BGI's sequencing technology, the firms plan to commercialize Natera's Signatera test in China and to develop reproductive health tests in "select markets."

The test can now be used to identify triple-negative breast cancer patients who are likely to benefit from the immunotherapy Tecentriq plus chemotherapy.

The agency said it is sensitive to stakeholder concerns and is working with MACs to adjust claims processing systems.

Though the firm saw lower overall revenue, it increased its fourth quarter and full-year product and services revenue by 12 percent and 16 percent respectively.

The researchers said that their proof-of-concept microfluidic platform is 1,000 times more sensitive than a traditional ELISA.   

Epigenomics terminated its collaboration with China's BioChain for the licensing of the septin9 marker and exclusive Chinese distribution rights for Epi proColon.

Researchers at RMIT University have described collecting bronchial brushings as part of a molecular approach that may enable diagnosing lung cancer patients and guiding therapies.

The firm will expand on its MSI assay for use in immunotherapy while developing liquid biopsy assays to monitor patients post therapy and for recurrence.

The test is designed to determine which early-stage, estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer patients are likely to benefit from extended endocrine therapy.

The device, called the MasSpec Pen, was developed by University of Texas researchers to help more quickly and accurately assess margins during cancer surgery.

The ctDNA test will be covered for all US fee-for-service Medicare patients with advanced (Stage IIIB/IV) NSCLC who meet specific clinical criteria.

The PhosphorusOne test uses next-generation sequencing to analyze 375 genes covering 170 inherited conditions and 175 different drug reactions.

The kit is approved for the qualitative detection of BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations in patients with different cancer types including breast cancer.

The company also reported higher operating costs due to an expansion of its US sales force, as well as its European commercial and laboratory staff.

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