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Kailos Genetics Inks Alliance With Hereditary Cancer Testing Awareness Group

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Kailos Genetics today announced a partnership to provide lower-cost ovarian and peritoneal hereditary cancer screening in association with Teal It's Gone (TIG), a non-profit group promoting hereditary cancer testing.

Under the terms of the agreement, Huntsville, Alabama-based Kailos will offer screenings to individuals 19 years and older for as low as $125. TIG is launching the program in select areas of Mississippi and South Carolina, potentially followed by nationwide expansion.

Financial and other details of the partnership were not disclosed.

"We want all people to have access to their health information so they can make more informed decisions. We view partnerships like this as an integral part of achieving that goal," Kailos Genetics CEO Brian Pollock said in a statement.

Kailos offers a comprehensive gene panel test through its CLIA-certified laboratory covering BRCA 1 and 2 and other hereditary breast and ovarian cancer genes.

The partnership with TIG is the second such arrangement for Kailos, which partnered with the HudsonAlpha Institute in October 2015 to provide screening to men and women in the Madison County, Alabama area.