risk stratification

In a recent validation study, researchers involved in developing Biotheranostics' Breast Cancer Index test have found that the BCI outperformed Genomic Health's Oncotype DX in predicting longer-term recurrence risk, as well as early recurrence risk in a subgroup of HER2-negative

In support of expanded utility for its Oncotype DX test in guiding cancer therapy decision-making, Genomic Health announced new data this week demonstrating that the test can help predict patients' risk of loco-regional recurrence after receiving chemotherapy and hormonal therapy

Ahead of a planned launch of its prostate cancer prognostic test, Decipher, later this year, GenomeDx presented data from four studies at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual Genitourinary Cancers Symposium last week.

Drug testing lab Dominion Diagnostics and nutrigenomics firm LifeGen announced an agreement last month giving Dominion exclusive licensing rights to a biomarker signature LifeGen has developed to predict a patient's risk for addiction.

Canada's Prevention of Organ Failure Centre of Excellence has granted HTG Molecular Diagnostics exclusive rights to commercialize a risk stratification test the center has been developing to better personalize treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Canada's Prevention of Organ Failure Centre of Excellence in Vancouver is using C$1.5 million (US$1.5 million) in funding from Genome British Columbia and other groups to develop a molecular test intended to personalize treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Using DNA to sketch crime victims might not be a great idea, the NYTimes says.

Science has its own problem with sexual harassment. What do we do with the research these abusers produce, Wired asks.

Senate Republicans led by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) are trying to change how the government funds basic research, reports ScienceInsider.

In Science this week: combining genomics and ecology to better understand the effects of natural selection on evolution, and more.