breast cancer

The College of American Pathologist's 11 recommendations cover quantitative image analysis in HER2 immunohistochemistry testing.

CellMax is developing and applying its CTC platform for early detection of colorectal cancer and more long term for breast and prostate cancer.

 

CEO Kim Popovits discussed three strategic imperatives for the coming year: increasing penetration in established markets, broadening global access, and continuing to diversify its portfolio.

In a letter to CMS, AMP made a case for crosswalking existing CPT codes for BRCA1/2 testing to codes that more accurately reflect the work required to analyze these genes.

The assay uses a genomic DNA signature called the metastatic potential score derived from copy number alteration analysis of specific regions of the genome.

The investment bank called Genomic Health a leader in diagnostic testing and said Invitae will benefit from growth trends in the genetic testing sector.

The group recommends Myriad Genetics' EndoPredict, NanoString's Prosigna, and Genomic Health's Oncotype DX tests for guiding chemotherapy decisions if certain conditions are met.

A new analysis of the study yielded mixed news for black women, confirming that they suffer worse outcomes, even with the same genetic test results and treatment.

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.

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