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Two studies presented at ASCO's virtual annual meeting demonstrated the clinical utility of germline findings in guiding treatment decisions in cancer.

In an interview, Marilyn Li and Douglas Stewart discuss why ACMG has put forth points that doctors and labs should consider when presumed germline findings crop up in tumor testing.

A pilot project showed that clinics using the InheRET tool were able to gather more complete family history information from patients, which is important for further cancer risk evaluation.

Data presented at ACMG's online annual meeting suggests that more than 10 percent of prostate cancer patients across disease stages carry inherited cancer-related variants.

The diagnostic will be covered when patients are tested according to the Japanese Organization of Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer's criteria.

The health system said that the program is encouraging patient compliance and increasing revenues and savings.

The researchers identified rare germline loss-of-function variants across the ELP1 gene in 14 percent of pediatric patients in a medulloblastoma subgroup.

The company believes results from a new study help demonstrate the clinical value of its targeted RNA-seq method, an add-on to its DNA hereditary cancer tests.

The company attributed its revenue shortfall to billing issues in the prenatal testing business and announced that CFO Bryan Riggsbee will be interim CEO.

Paired tumor/germline analysis is not routinely done in cancer care, but some labs are starting to report incidental germline findings alongside patient's tumor profiles.

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