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At the conference, researchers presented data from a number of studies using molecular diagnostic tools to better characterize breast cancer recurrence and treatment outcomes.

The studies involved data from 14,000 Hispanic women and showed the 87-SNP risk score outperformed its 86-SNP score for European women.

November's modest gain followed a tough October, when the index down almost 9 percent. Meridian Bio paced the gainers, and NantHealth was the steepest decliner.

The company has entered into an accelerated share repurchase program with the bank to buy back a portion of its common stock.

Myriad CEO Mark Capone said earnings during the quarter exceeded expectations based on strong volume growth from hereditary cancer and new products.

A brief recap of Diagnostics news the week of Oct 19, 2018: Bruker, Medicover, BC Platforms, Myriad, OneOme, DNAnexus.

The test is approved to gauge germline BRCA mutations in advanced breast cancer patients who may benefit from treatment with Pfizer's PARP inhibitor Talzenna.

Guardant Health said this week that it closed an initial public offering of approximately 14.4 million shares of its common stock at $19 per share, raising gross proceeds of about $273.1 million.

The analyst said Myraid's GeneSight and NIPT products present near-term opportunities that "should help power earnings upside in the years to come."

The new additions reflect data published this summer in the TAILORx trial, which speak to the chemopredictive ability of Genomic Health's Oncotype DX.

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