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News and reporting on melanoma for oncology professionals.

Canaccord Genuity began coverage of Castle Biosciences with a Buy rating and a $26 price target, while SVB Leerink assigned an Outperform rating and a $28 price target.

Within the "Big Three" conditions, misdiagnoses related to stroke, sepsis, and lung cancer accounted for the most high-severity diagnostic error cases.

 

The University of Arkansas researchers aim to commercialize the Cytophone platform, in development since 2003, by launching a startup in the next year.  

Palmetto's MolDx has agreed to cover Myriad's MyPath Melanoma to help rule out the disease when the biopsy can't be definitively classified by standard clinical and histopathological characteristics.

Biocept will use its liquid biopsy assay to test cerebrospinal fluids of patients diagnosed with certain cancers and then compare results to standard methods.

Palmetto GBA issued final local coverage determination for the tissue-based, 31-gene expression test, which determines a patient’s risk for metastatic disease.  

The blood-based test, called Melaseq, measures 38 circulating microRNAs that regulate processes that melanoma cells undergo as they become malignant.

Using genetic information from cancer cells, SkylineDx is developing its test to predict whether a patient is at risk of having metastases in the lymph nodes, 

Skin cancer apps can supplement but not substitute standard medical care, and they require proper vetting using standard validation methods, researchers said.

The company plans to commercialize a gene expression signature to predict recurrence risk in cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma.

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