The solution uses machine learning to pare down somatic variant lists, simplifying the task of manually reviewing the output of sequence analysis pipelines.
Use of the Oncomine Focus Assay led to an expansion of genomic profiling for all guideline-recommend alterations and the identification of a broad set of clinically relevant targets.
The company will use its NeoType Discovery Panel for the trial. The panel assesses 320 cancer-related genes in solid tumors, hematologic malignancies, and advanced sarcomas.
The move is precipitated by CMS's decision to grant national coverage to NGS companion diagnostics when they're approved by the FDA.
With the new five-year funding, patients across Australia with rare or less common cancers will be able to access the program through a network of eight cancer centers.
New genetic studies are providing insights into the molecular changes that occur as benign moles transition to melanoma and spread to other parts of the body by metastasis.
Under a definitive merger agreement, Roche will acquire outstanding shares of Foundation's common stock for $137 per share.
A targeted sequencing analysis of 42 pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma has uncovered prognostically-relevant germline mutations in 29 percent of sporadic cases.
US News & World Report writes that genetic testing of lung tumors can help identify treatments for patients.
Three vendors applied their variant calling and interpretation pipelines to the same tumor NGS panel data and came up with overlapping but different results.
The United Nations is to consider a ban on field testing gene drives at a meeting being held next week, Technology Review reports.
The Associated Press reports that gene-edited food may soon be for sale.
The US Department of Health and Human Services is beginning a series of meetings on human fetal tissue research, Stat News reports.
In Cell this week: epigenetic change linked to glioblastomas, rare and low-frequency variants contributing to multiple sclerosis risk, and more.