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The American Cancer Society has eliminated 1,000 positions across the US, according to the Cancer Letter.

A pair of new studies evaluated the effectiveness of cytologic and HPV-based testing approaches at varied screening intervals for identifying women at risk of cervical cancer.

BrightEdge was founded by the American Cancer Society to invest in for-profit companies developing novel cancer therapeutics and diagnostics.

On the Principle

An American Cancer Society official has resigned due to concerns about partnerships with businesses with dubious health records, according to the New York Times.

The American Cancer Society today lowered the recommended age for screening patients at average risk for the disease to 45 from 50 years old.

With only one test FDA-approved for primary hrHPV screening, groups express concern about feasibility of moving away from co-testing

In a letter to congressional leaders, the groups said they "believe strongly" that the FDA should play a critical role in developing a modernized framework.

A Server of Its Own

The American Chemical Society says it will be starting a preprint server for chemistry papers, ScienceInsider reports.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Qiagen and Roche today welcomed new guidelines recommending the use of molecular testing for human papillomavirus screening in conjunction with Pap smears.

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Complete Genomics has appointed Keith Raffel as chief commercial officer and Jill Hagenkord as chief medical officer.

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Bloomberg reports the US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services sent Orig3n a letter saying it has not corrected lab issues uncovered in an earlier inspection.

In an editorial at BMJ Opinion, two genetic counselors call for an increased focus on post-test patient care.

A new survey finds people in the US are getting their COVID-19 test results back faster, but not fast enough to help some viral control measures, NPR reports.

In PLOS this week: genomic analysis of malaria parasites in Ethiopia, loci linked to childhood BMI, and more.