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The group recommends Myriad Genetics' EndoPredict, NanoString's Prosigna, and Genomic Health's Oncotype DX tests for guiding chemotherapy decisions if certain conditions are met.

breast cancer patient taking chemotherapy

Although a draft guidance last month recommended against use of molecular tests to guide chemotherapy, the group's finalized decision is subject to price negotiation and other adjustments.

An assessment concluded that Oncotype Dx has not demonstrated a significant enough impact on outcomes or cost effectiveness compared to current practice.

The NICE recommendation specifies the use of Oncotype DX for intermediate risk patients for whom doctors are unclear whether to prescribe chemotherapy.

In order to keep the therapies in the fund, drugmakers will have to meet a cost and clinical efficacy threshold. NHS will also offer companies the chance to provide their treatments at a discount to meet the cost threshold.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – What were the articles that gained the most interest from GenomeWeb Daily News' readers last week? Here are the top five:

The UK's National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has released a draft update to its guidelines for familial breast cancer testing, screening, and treatment.

As regulators and payors around the world are demanding more evidence that healthcare products improve patient outcomes and save money, Roche this week attempted to reassure investors that its strategy to develop innovative products — with a strong focus on molecularly guided per

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A New Zealand minister says the country's genetic modification laws need to be re-examined to help combat climate change, the New Zealand Herald reports.

A new analysis finds some cancers receive more nonprofit dollars than others.

An Australian mother's conviction in the deaths of her children may be re-examined after finding that two of the children carried a cardiac arrhythmia-linked gene variant.

In Science this week: comparative analysis of sex differences in mammal gene expression, and more.