Myriad

Once these coverage decisions are fully implemented, 90 percent of breast cancer patients will have coverage for EndoPredict, Myriad estimated.

During an earnings call, company executives discussed plans to grow reimbursement of new tests, stabilize pricing, and save costs through a number of projects.

The increase in overall fourth quarter sales was due to contributions from new products in the company's portfolio.

NGeneBio is moving ahead with plans to have the test cleared for diagnostic use in Korea, while envisioning a 2019 submission to the US FDA.

The Index was up about 4 percent month over month and outpaced the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Nasdaq Composite, but trailed the Nasdaq Biotechnology index. 

Compiling results from six previous studies, the analysis found Vectra DA scores are associated with worsening disease but didn't address clinical utility.

The long-term pricing contract covers hereditary cancer testing, GeneSight, and a number of other diagnostics, but doesn't extend to coverage. 

The first randomized study to show a PARP inhibitor benefits advanced breast cancer patients is also a sign of the expanding utility of BRCA testing in precision medicine.

The company said the number of lives now covered for EndoPredict has gone up to 109 million.

The molecular testing firm estimated that more than 70 percent of Medicare patients with prostate cancer will now have coverage for Prolaris.

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