Genomic Health

The new additions reflect data published this summer in the TAILORx trial, which speak to the chemopredictive ability of Genomic Health's Oncotype DX.

The company highlighted growth in demand for its test , and is now ramping up marketing and focusing on its IVD development plans.

The firm said it saw strong reimbursement for the Oncotype DX Breast Recurrence test and increased private payor reimbursement for its Genomic Prostate test.

Results support the ability of the test to not only identify hormonal therapy non-responders, but to predict their improved survival on chemotherapy.

A new trial has compared the two most prominent tests, showing that both have clear predictive ability, but leaving several other questions unanswered so far.

The study solidified how doctors should interpret and act upon an intermediate result from the breast cancer risk test in how to treat early-stage patients.

In a new analysis of the trial, researchers concluded that women over the age of 50 with recurrence scores below 25 appear to see no added benefit from adjuvant chemo.

Go Small or Go Big?

The Wall Street Journal reports that some researchers are pinning their hopes to small, targeted clinical trials, while others argue large trials are still needed.

The company said it has produced documents in response to the government's civil investigative demand notice.

Test volume and revenues increased in the US, especially in prostate cancer. Meanwhile, international test volume was down but corresponding revenue increased.

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This year's Breakthrough Prize winners include a pair that developed a therapy for spinal muscular atrophy.

The New York Times reports on how white supremacists misconstrue genetic research, concerning many geneticists.

Researchers find that people's genetics influence their success at university, but that it is not the only factor.

In Nature this week: approach to identify genetic variants that affect trait variability, application of read clouds to microbiome samples, and more.