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LabCorp VistaSeq Hereditary Cancer Panel

Laboratory Corporation of America has launched 10 new panels to test for risk of specific hereditary cancer syndromes. The number of cancer genes that can be assessed has been increased to 59. The VistaSeq Hereditary Cancer Panel assesses genetic mutations associated with common hereditary cancers, such as breast, ovarian, melanoma, pancreatic, colorectal, endometrial, gastric, and prostate cancers.

The Scan

Genetic Risk Factors for Hypertension Can Help Identify Those at Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Genetically predicted high blood pressure risk is also associated with increased cardiovascular disease risk, a new JAMA Cardiology study says.

Circulating Tumor DNA Linked to Post-Treatment Relapse in Breast Cancer

Post-treatment detection of circulating tumor DNA may identify breast cancer patients who are more likely to relapse, a new JCO Precision Oncology study finds.

Genetics Influence Level of Depression Tied to Trauma Exposure, Study Finds

Researchers examine the interplay of trauma, genetics, and major depressive disorder in JAMA Psychiatry.

UCLA Team Reports Cost-Effective Liquid Biopsy Approach for Cancer Detection

The researchers report in Nature Communications that their liquid biopsy approach has high specificity in detecting all- and early-stage cancers.