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News and reporting on ovarian cancer.
The firm highlighted a new study exploring immune-related gene expression in ovarian cancer and gave an update on its lead diagnostic candidate for head and neck tumors.
The tools are part of Molecular Health's MH Guide platform, which analyzes sequencing data to identify and report on disease-related gene variants.
Researchers reclassified 86 percent of variants initially determined to be VUS, potentially changing surveillance or treatment approaches for patients.
The companies have worked together on a number of other cancer-related projects, including a companion diagnostic for the ovarian cancer treatment olaparib.
In PNAS this week: targeting progesterone signaling in ovarian cancer, LINE-1 retrotransposition events in adenocarcinomas, and more.
The study, presented at the NSGC annual conference last week, supports the broader use of panel testing for cancer patients suspected of hereditary disease.
Aspira said it will bring its experience in patient sample recruitment and ovarian cancer assay development to the collaboration.
Using tumor and matched normal sequence data generated for tens of thousands of cancer patients, the team identified mosaic cancer susceptibility in around one in 1,000 cases.
The company also announced John Leite, the former leader of clinical business development activities at Illumina, had joined the firm as chief business officer.
A deal with Burning Rock will allow the test to be used in trials and clinics in China, and Myriad will license its technology to French and German pathology labs.
Researchers are developing a breath test to determine how severe patients' methylmalonic acidemia disease is, FierceBiotech reports.
NPR reports that vaccine developers are working on SARS-CoV-2 vaccines that are easier to store or administer than the current crop.
Reuters reports that France is to recommend that people under 55 who received one dose of AstraZeneca's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine receive a different vaccine for their second dose.
In Science this week: review discusses advances in liquid biopsies, and more.