NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Vermillion said today that Medi-Cal, California's Medicaid program, now supports the company's OVA1 ovarian cancer test in its medical policy guidelines.

According to Vermillion, Medi-Cal covers more than 12.6 million lives, or roughly a third of the covered lives in California.

OVA1 measures levels of five proteins in patient blood and is intended for triaging patients with ovarian adnexal masses as part of preoperative evaluations to determine the likelihood that a mass is cancerous.

To read the full story....

Register for Free.

Already have a GenomeWeb or 360Dx account?
Login Now.

CNN reports that researchers have tied a new variant to opioid addiction risk.

Organoids derived from patients' tumors may help determine what chemotherapy treatment patients would benefit from, according to New Scientist.

An initiative from GenomeAsia 100K hopes to increase the number of South Asians in genetic research, according to NBC News.

In Science this week: genomic analysis of ancient and modern horses indicates population turnover, and more.