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News and reporting on prostate cancer.

The Minneapolis-based firm believes the assay can successfully serve as a clinical indicator for patients at risk of developing high-grade prostate cancer (HGPC), thereby improving prostate cancer management. 

The approval is based on results of the PROfound trial, which included men with mutations in BRCA1/2 or ATM, and 12 other genes associated with the HRR pathway.

The company saw orders for its Cologuard colorectal cancer test fall 63 percent during the first 20 days of April because of a decline in standard healthcare visits.

The firm reported that revenues from screening products rose 35 percent year over year to nearly $220 million.

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.

In Science this week: a microRNA regulates extracellular vesicle secretion from prostate cancer cells, and more.

Using single-cell RNA sequencing, researchers identified cells in mouse and human prostate tissues that appear to help regrow the gland after prostate cancer treatment.

Customer site shutdowns, particularly in the last several weeks of the quarter, negatively impacted sales by about 3 percent, the firm said.

In PNAS this week: single-cell RNA sequencing study of pancreatic duct cells, sequencing of viruses affecting honey bees, and more.

The funds will be used to support the molecular diagnostics company's growth strategy and for general corporate purposes, MDxHealth said.

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Nature News reports that genomics is being applied to trace and try to prevent additional COVID-19 waves.

Rady's Children Hospital and San Diego County are teaming up to test pediatric patients and their families for COVID-19 to gauge the spread of the virus locally, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Wildlife managers aim to boost the genetic diversity of Mexican gray wolves by placing captive-born foster pups into packs with similarly aged wild pups, the Mercury News reports.

In Science this week: Genetic Probability tool identifies likely diagnoses in 45 percent of inflammatory arthritis cases, and more.