The Medicare contractor proposed coverage for several cancer assays, but would not cover molecular respiratory virus assays or a test for inflammatory bowel disease.
New data from Peregrine Pharmaceuticals, along with other recent research, suggests that surface proteins can be used to isolate cancer-specific exosomes to detect the presence of a tumor.
Researchers showed it could differentiate pancreatic cancer cases from controls with high sensitivity, and believe it could work similarly for other cancers or in infectious disease.
The company said that it can distinguish patients suffering from lupus from those with other autoimmune diseases using its antibody array platform.
New data suggest that measuring AR-V7 expression only in the nuclei of circulating tumor cells might better predict therapeutic benefit in prostate cancer patients.
Bio-Techne will provide a bioanalytical assay for the group to assess and validate as a bioanalytical method for clinical trial recruitment.
The company developed the instrument using in-licensed technology coupled with its own chemistry and other technology for exosomal protein analysis.
The team will use the new research grant to further develop the Stockholm3 prostate cancer test and to design follow-on diagnostics to help treat patients with the disease.
C4BPA could prove useful as a diagnostic biomarker for early stage pancreatic cancer and to help differentiate the disease from other cancers.
The test could provide an early diagnosis of breast cancer by examining a handful of miRNA, microRNA, and proteomic biomarkers from urine samples.
A letter criticizing actions by the US government and research institutions toward Chinese and Chinese-American scientists has garnered more than a hundred signatories.
NPR reports that researchers in New York are investigating whether it is possible to edit the genomes of human sperm.
In an opinion piece at the Nation, Sarah Lawrence College's Laura Hercher argues that everyone should be able to access prenatal genetic testing.
In Nature this week: ancient DNA uncovers presence of Mediterranean migrants at a Himalayan lake, and more.