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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Multi-gene panel testing can identify patients who are carriers of pathogenic variants who might otherwise be missed under current genetic testing guidelines, according to a new study from Color researchers.

Current guidelines, such as the ones from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), recommend genetic testing for people who have a personal or family history of cancer that indicates they might be at an increased risk of harboring a pathogenic familial variant. But this approach could miss people who lack any personal or family history.

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