ASCP

The registry from the American Society for Clinical Pathology aims to eventually collect metrics on how lab services impact patient outcomes.

The guidance includes recommendations for extended RAS mutation testing to guide anti-EGFR therapy, as well as updated endorsements for analysis of mismatch repair status.

Eleven new recommendations were issued to address appropriate HER2 testing and clinical guidance in individuals with advanced gastroesophageal adenocarcinoma.

The three organizations are inviting comment from health professionals on the recommendations.

The draft document, which includes recommendations on which molecular tests labs should perform, on what samples, and with what analytical specifications, is available for comment until April 22.

With a five-year, $1.3 million NIH grant, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is planning to enhance a national genomic residency curriculum for pathologists to prepare them for their critical role in delivering genomic medicine.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
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.

 Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), who chairs the Senate health committee, will be retiring at the end of his term, Stat News reports.

UCSF researchers find that having two X chromosomes may contribute to women's longer lifespans, according to Discover's D-brief blog.

The Wall Street Journal reports on the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's use of genetic approaches to study foodborne illnesses.

In PNAS this week: immune cell profiling of wild baboons by social status, metabolomics profiling of esophageal tumors, and more.