BRCA

The American Society of Breast Surgeons updated consensus guidelines to recommend multigene panel testing for patients with cancer, including those who were tested many years ago.

The latest guidelines include new language about screening individuals with BRCA mutations and the potential utility of certain biomarker tests.

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 test is now approved as a CDx for advanced ovarian cancer patients considering Lynparza as a first-line maintenance treatment.

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.

The FDA will consider the companion diagnostic application alongside data for Pfizer's talazoparib in BRCA-mutated advanced breast cancer.

The Center for Genomic Interpretation and NSGC want payors to cover confirmatory testing for patients with positive results from 23andMe's FDA-cleared test.

The firm will provide its genetic testing, counseling, and cascade screening to patients seen at a group of US health systems, focusing on CDC Tier 1 conditions.

The test is approved as a companion diagnostic that can determine which advanced breast cancer patients have BRCA1/2 genetic mutations and will likely respond to Lynparza.

The 4,000-participant study will use a digital enrollment platform and will provide free genetic testing as well as support from doctors and genetics experts.

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