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MDxHealth said the positive medical policy decision adds to growing recognition of the ConfirmMDx test's value for improving patient outcomes.

Cerba HealthCare Belgium will offer the test — which helps identify men at high risk for prostate cancer — in France, Belgium, and Luxembourg.


The test, which was recently included in the NCCN clinical guidelines, detects the methylation status of biomarkers associated with the cancer development process.

The technology is used in Qiagen's newly CE-marked test for cervical cancer and is complementary to human papillomavirus screening tests.

The company plans to launch its first bladder cancer test in the second half of the year, and is in the early stages of validating a third test for prostate cancer.

The company said that inclusion of its ConfirmMDx prostate cancer test in the National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines has helped drive adoption.

The company has partnered with the Andros Men's Health Clinic to offer the liquid biopsy diagnostic to its patients.

The network said MDxHealth's ConfirmMDx should be used to screen men at higher risk for prostate cancer despite a negative biopsy. 

The company said revenues from its ConfirmMDx prostate cancer test rose 62 percent in 2015, and that testing volume exceeded 15,000 patients.

The agreement covers GynTect, which uses epigenetic biomarkers and methylation-specific PCR to determine if an HPV-positive patient is at risk for developing cervical cancer.

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A new study finds that three dimensional facial scans may be able to aid in diagnosing rare genetic diseases.

The Lancet and the New England Journal of Medicine have retracted two COVID-19 papers due to concerns about the data used in their analyses.

Lawmakers plan to introduce a bill that aims to prevent the theft of US-funded research, according to the Wall Street Journal.

In Science this week: analysis of ancient Caribbean islanders' genomes suggests at least three waves of migration into the region,  DNA barcoding of microbial spores, and more.