Close Menu

Breast Cancer

News and reporting on breast cancer.

The submission data highlights Parsortix's ability to harvest circulating tumor cells from metastatic breast cancer patient blood samples for downstream analysis. 

The Wilmington, Delaware-based startup will use the funds for clinical validation trials on its Arna Breast cancer diagnostic test in the US and Europe. 

The company, which originally announced plans for a possible spin off in June, will hold a shareholder meeting to vote on the details in October.

The funding is being provided under the NYGC's Polyethnic-1000 initiative, which was launched in 2018 to study cancer care inequities in underserved populations.

A new study found that FOXA1 missense mutations were enriched in metastatic breast tumors and were associated with lower response to aromatase inhibitors. 

In Nature this week: holistic allele-specific tumor copy number heterogeneity (HATCHet) approach to infer allele- and clone-specific copy-number aberrations and whole-genome duplications, and more.

The trial will use Natera's Signatera test to determine patient enrollment eligibility based on the presence of ctDNA and to evaluate response based on ctDNA clearance.

Using MammaPrint to guide breast cancer chemo de-escalation could result in significant healthcare savings in five of six evaluated countries, according to the analysis.

In Science this week: deep-learning approach to detect cancer from blood samples, and more.

Accounting for polygenic background in conditions like hereditary breast cancer or Lynch syndrome can increase the accuracy of disease risk estimation.

Pages

Novavax has begun a phase III trial of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the New York Times.

Vox reports that the Trump Administration may limit student visas for individuals from some countries to two years.

The governor of New York says the state will conduct its own review of any SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, NPR reports.

This week in Science: Neanderthal Y chromosomes replaced by Homo sapiens Y chromosomes, and more.