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Genomic Health's Breast Cancer Test Listed in NCCN's Guidelines

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Genomic Health said today that its predictive breast cancer assay has been included in the National Comprehensive Cancer Network’s 2008 Breast Cancer Treatment Guidelines.
 
The company’s Oncotype DX is a multi-gene expression test used to predict the chances of breast cancer recurrence and the likelihood that chemotherapy will benefit certain patients, the company said.
 
NCCN is an alliance of 21 cancer centers aimed at improving care and treatments for cancer patients.
 
In October, the American Society of Clinical Oncology recommended using Oncotype DX in its updated guidelines for using breast cancer tumor markers.

The Scan

Booster Push

New data shows a decline in SARS-CoV-2 vaccine efficacy over time, which the New York Times says Pfizer is using to argue its case for a booster, even as the lower efficacy remains high.

With Help from Mr. Fluffington, PurrhD

Cats could make good study animals for genetic research, the University of Missouri's Leslie Lyons tells the Atlantic.

Man Charged With Threatening to Harm Fauci, Collins

The Hill reports that Thomas Patrick Connally, Jr., was charged with making threats against federal officials.

Nature Papers Present Approach to Find Natural Products, Method to ID Cancer Driver Mutations, More

In Nature this week: combination of cryogenic electron microscopy with genome mining helps uncover natural products, driver mutations in cancer, and more.