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Myriad CEO Mark Capone said earnings during the quarter exceeded expectations based on strong volume growth from hereditary cancer and new products.

During the meeting, researchers presented studies on combination immunotherapies and the efficacy of giving molecularly-informed treatments earlier in the disease continuum.

The test is approved to gauge germline BRCA mutations in advanced breast cancer patients who may benefit from treatment with Pfizer's PARP inhibitor Talzenna.

The analyst said Myraid's GeneSight and NIPT products present near-term opportunities that "should help power earnings upside in the years to come."

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

A review of Myriad Genetics' results over 10 years revealed that a significant proportion of variant calls were reclassified at some point.

The company said it saw record-setting growth in new products in fiscal 2018 with increasing reimbursement adding to its hereditary cancer business.

Natera led the Index for the second month in a row after it announced that it intended to raise $75 million in a public stock offering.

Myriad said that it will fund the $375 million acquisition with a combination of cash, common stock, and funds from its revolving credit facility.

According to Myriad, a similar deal is in the works with the pharmacy benefit management services provider for its GeneSight pharmacogenetic test.

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