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The results, presented at SABCS this week, leave open whether the added benefit from chemo seen in premenopausal women may be due to chemo-induced hormone reduction.

The Germany-based company is developing Molecular Cartography, a technology that offers multiplexed analysis of gene expression in tissues.

The society recommends routine use of multigene NGS for a handful of metastatic cancers, as well as in the context of clinical trials at academic centers.

The researchers profiled 44 cancer-related genes in 191 individuals with familial breast cancer, colorectal cancer, or other forms of early-onset cancer.

Genetic testing results increasingly inform clinical decisions, though the inclusion of hereditary risk genes beyond BRCA1, BRCA2, and PALB2 sparked debate.

Data from more than 11,800 women with breast cancer suggested unselected BRCA1, BRCA2, and PALB2 testing is cost-effective for UK and US payors and societies.

By profiling hereditary risk variants in women with breast cancer, researchers hope to lay the foundation for future genetic testing programs in the Caribbean country.

The studies involved data from 14,000 Hispanic women and showed the 87-SNP risk score outperformed its 86-SNP score for European women.

The agency is excluding certain advanced diagnostic lab tests and molecular pathology tests from a billing regulation that created administrative headaches for many labs.

The company hopes to accrue around 5,000 patients over the next few years, creating a broad dataset coupling outcomes with comprehensive DNA, RNA, and protein analyses.

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Nature News writes that additional details about the UK plan for an agency to support high-risk, high-reward science are needed.

The New York Times reports that the US Food and Drug Administration has authorized Johnson & Johnson's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.

The Wall Street Journal writes new studies are giving glimpses into the origins of SARS-CoV-2.

In PLOS this week: analysis of Plasmodium population structure, qPCR assay to diagnose scabies, and more.