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The genomic test is covered by Medicare for all men with localized prostate cancer being considered for treatment.

The firm presented initial study results from the test, which identifies six cancers, showing overall sensitivity at 86 percent and specificity of 95 percent.

Epic may also develop a liquid biopsy test combining the chromosomal instability biomarker with other markers to predict prostate cancer treatment response.

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.

The nationwide study will enroll prostate cancer patients who do and don't meet current guidelines and assess how access to genetic information impacts their care. 

The agency approved the test for use across solid tumors and with multiple companion diagnostic indications including one for prostate cancer and three for lung cancer.

The company said billable volume for its ConfirmMDx prostate cancer test fell 12 percent year over year, and volumes for its SelectMDx test fell 48 percent.

The firm said its genetic tests for breast, prostate, and colorectal cancers and melanoma assess a patient's personal cancer risks and guide personalized prevention.

Single-cell analysis identified different clusters of luminal cells in the prostate, one of which may contribute to the development of prostate cancer.

The company believes the pandemic will accelerate the adoption of its cancer diagnostics as patients and doctors look for faster and more convenient tests.

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