NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – NanoString Technologies announced today that health insurer Aetna has added the Prosigna breast cancer test to its Tumor Markers Clinical Policy Bulletin, opening the door for test coverage.

The decision provides access to Prosigna for Aetna's 19 million insurance plan members. Prosigna is an in vitro diagnostic test that uses the PAM50 gene expression signature to assess prognosis and risk of disease recurrence for patients with specific types of hormone receptor-positive breast cancer.

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