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The firm said it can detect circulating tumor DNA with a mutational allele frequency of 0.001 percent, enabled by digital PCR and the firm's proprietary chemistry. 

Under the determination, which will become final following publication in Germany's Federal Gazette, Oncotype DX becomes the only multigene test nationally reimbursed in Germany for its target population early-stage breast cancer patients.

The investment bank cited management confidence in US and European test growth as meriting the upgrade, which was necessary to maintain a current $72 price target on the firm's stock.

Meeting presentations supported tweaking the clinical interpretation of Genomic Health's Oncotype DX and bolstered Biotheranostics' Breast Cancer Index.

The California health system has expanded its partnership with CancerIQ to integrate risk assessment and oncology patient management into its EHR.

Keytruda and Ibrance demonstrate activity in molecularly defined populations, while a new cohort will explore Gilotrif in tumors with NRG1 fusions.

Stanford University's Allison Kurian and her colleagues found that women with pathogenic variants were more likely to undergo a bilateral mastectomy.

By profiling hereditary risk variants in women with breast cancer, researchers hope to lay the foundation for future genetic testing programs in the Caribbean country.

A study of more than 10,000 women showed cancer predisposition genes confer similar risks of breast cancer in African-American women as in whites.

The randomized data continue to distinguish Genomic Health's test for node-negative women, while new questions come to the fore node-positive disease and other areas of clinical care.

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New US Department of Commerce rules will affect supercomputing in China, according to the Wall Street Journal.

A new analysis finds that it will be more than a century until female computer scientists publish at the same rate as their male counterparts, ScienceInsider reports.

Broad Institute researchers describe an approach they've dubbed "DNA microscopy."

In PLOS this week: epigenetic changes following hepatitis C virus treatment, metagenomic analysis of Ugandan children with febrile illness, and more.