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The European Commission awarded a consortium of private companies and academic researchers €759,000 recently to carry out their plans.
Epic will access the center's liquid biopsy samples and expand its platform to in-depth characterization of cell-free fractions and circulating tumor cells.
The test will use a blood-based biopsy to detect patients with BRCA1, BRCA2, and/or ATM alterations in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.
A bi-weekly listing of recent local coverage determinations from Medicare Administrative Contractors.
For the three months ended Sept. 30, the Belgian molecular diagnostic firm's revenues fell to $4.5 million from $4.7 million in Q3 2019.
The genomic test is covered by Medicare for all men with localized prostate cancer being considered for treatment.
The firm presented initial study results from the test, which identifies six cancers, showing overall sensitivity at 86 percent and specificity of 95 percent.
The nationwide study will enroll prostate cancer patients who do and don't meet current guidelines and assess how access to genetic information impacts their care.
The agency approved the test for use across solid tumors and with multiple companion diagnostic indications including one for prostate cancer and three for lung cancer.
The company said billable volume for its ConfirmMDx prostate cancer test fell 12 percent year over year, and volumes for its SelectMDx test fell 48 percent.