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News and reporting on breast cancer.

Patients with luminal breast cancer subtypes may do just as well without anthracycline-based chemo and avoid unnecessary toxicities, a study showed.

HTG will leverage existing collaborations with firms including Illumina and Thermo Fisher Scientific to continue building in vitro diagnostic assays on their sequencers. 

The company announced during its Q4 earnings call that it had acquired Paradigm Diagnostics and Viomics to fill out its expertise in cancer diagnostics.

The firm reported that test volumes for its Cologuard colorectal cancer screening test rose 63 percent year over year.

Qiagen obtained CE marking for its Therascreen PIK3CA RGQ PCR kit to aid in identifying breast cancer patients with a PIK3CA mutation.

The Swedish firm Biovica said this and additional studies will form the basis of a US Food and Drug Administration submission for its test measuring thymidine kinase-1.

The final national coverage decision stipulates that NGS germline tests for assessing hereditary breast and ovarian cancer risk must have FDA's blessing.

The reagent is used for the detection of cytokeratin 19 mRNA in surgically removed sentinel lymph nodes in order to diagnose lymph node metastasis.

Natera discussed its cancer and transplant rejection testing businesses, while Exact Sciences explained how it will benefit from its Genomic Health acquisition.

Kindstar has also agreed to purchase Genesis systems for use by its scientists to monitor circulating tumor cells and for single-cell research.

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