access barriers Sema4 to Study Precision Oncology Disparities in Nationwide Biobanking, Genomic Profiling Study The firm will use its suite of assays to characterize samples from 5,000 advanced cancer patients from underserved communities and create a representative biobank. Real-World Data Points to Racial Disparity in BRCA1/2 Testing Among TNBC Patients Researchers analyzed data from Syapse's Learning Health Network and found that more Black patients were unable to be tested or declined it compared to white patients. ESMO Oncologists Debate Optimal Timing for Broad NGS, Align on Key Barriers to Precision Oncology Premium Oncologists argued for and against comprehensive NGS at the point of diagnosis but agreed on the need to address quality and cost barriers first. Labcorp, CCORN Ink Partnership to Address Precision Oncology Disparities The Community Clinical Oncology Research Network will leverage Labcorp's comprehensive genomic profiling test to build out a registry of diverse patient data. Sutter Health Exploring In-House ctDNA Testing in Effort to Expand Precision Oncology Access Premium The California health system is working with Canexia to assess if a triaged, in-house testing strategy improves outcomes, lowers cost, and reduces access inequities. Apr 19, 2021 Amgen, NeoGenomics Partner to Expand Biomarker Testing Access in NSCLC Apr 8, 2021 With Support From Lawmakers, WGS Becoming More Accessible to Netherlands' Cancer Patients Premium Breaking News People in the News at Pacific Biosciences, Metabolon, NeoGenomics, More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Tethis, Invitae, PerkinElmer, More In Brief This Week: Thermo Fisher Scientific, Bruker, Quantum-Si, BioMérieux, More Luminex Obtains CE Marking for MDx Panel to Detect Flu A/B, RSV, COVID-19 Palmetto Finalizes Positive LCD for Prostate Cancer Risk Tests Gene Expression, Histology Reveal Clues for Targeted Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment The Scan Call for a Different Tack Experts weigh the value of recent experiments testing genetically modified pig kidneys using brain-dead individuals, according to Nature News. Wastewater Warning The New York Times reports that wastewater surveillance in some parts of the US point to a possible surge. Can't Get in the Program Due to the Northern Ireland protocol dispute, the European Union is preventing UK researchers from joining the Horizon Europe research program, the Times of London reports. Science Paper on Spatial-Controlled Genome Editing In Science this week: approach to enable a CRISPR-Cas13a-based system to be used as a cancer therapy.