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The test will be used to identify men with metastatic, castrate-resistant prostate cancer and germline BRCA mutations who are enrolled in a study for olaparib.

Clinical researchers at AACR discussed a wide range of approaches focusing on several different potential use-cases in the detection or assessment of early cancers.

The projects, set to begin this year, concern prostate cancer, infectious diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, heart disease, and sleep disorders.

The company is seeking NY State approval for its lab, which would allow it to offer both tests as LDTs, hopefully by the end of this year or early next.

The firm's EpiSwitch test for blood-based diagnosis of prostate cancer will be evaluated as part of the ongoing PROSTAGRAM trial.

Company officials said they expect the firm's growth momentum to continue in 2019, with increased penetration both in the US and in European markets.

Decipher — formerly GenomeDx Biosciences — will help Dendreon identify patients who are likely to respond to its prostate cancer therapy Provenge.

As part of the agreement, LifeLabs will serve as an exclusive distributor for MDxHealth's non-invasive liquid biopsy prostate cancer assay In Canada.

The federal government said GenomeDx billed Medicare for its Decipher Biopsy prostate cancer genome classifier on behalf of patients who didn't need the test.

Invitae and Tulane University researchers found 37 percent of patients with positive germline results were not covered by testing guidelines in place at the time.

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The Hill reports President Donald Trump issued an executive directing federal agencies to cut the number of board and advisory committees they have.

The New York Times reports that researchers are combining tools to more quickly develop crops to feed a growing population and cope with shifting climates.

Scientists in Canada are looking to the UK's plan to sequence children with rare conditions for inspiration, the National Post reports.

In PNAS this week: copy number changes arose during polar bear evolution, genomic and transcriptomic analysis of the Siberian hamster, and more.