TESTING GUIDELINES

Joint Guideline Issued for CRC Molecular Testing

A joint guideline from the American Society for Clinical Pathology, College of American Pathologists, Association for Molecular Pathology, and American Society of Clinical Oncology, published in the … [Read more...]

PRECISION MEDICINE

Study Shows Benefits of Large-Scale, Clinical Sequencing Initiatives

Large-scale sequencing initiatives performed in integrated health care systems, such as the DiscovEHR collaboration, can advance genetic discovery and serve as a "blueprint" for adoption of … [Read more...]

TESTING

Testing Guidelines at a Glance

New Definition for Abnormal Liver Chemistry For the first time, the American College of Gastroenterology issued a practice guideline to define a healthy serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT) level. … [Read more...]

GENETIC TESTING

Many Breast Cancer Patients Not Referred for Genetic Testing; Genetic Counseling Needed

Physicians often fail to recommend genetic testing for breast cancer patients at high risk for mutations, according to a research letter published Feb. 7 in the Journal of the American Medical … [Read more...]

TESTING STRATEGY

Study Reveals Resistance to Change in Cervical Cancer Screenings

The majority of women are willing to undergo less frequent cervical cancer screening, consistent with screening guidelines, if it was recommended by their health care provider, according to a study … [Read more...]

GENETIC TESTING

Large-Scale Sequencing Initiatives Further Precision Medicine

Large-scale sequencing initiatives performed in integrated health care systems, such as the DiscovEHR collaboration, can advance genetic discovery and serve as a "blueprint" for adoption of precision … [Read more...]

PARTNERSHIPS

Industry Leaders Form Coalition to Further cfDNA-Based Noninvasive Prenatal Testing

Five major players in genetic testing have joined forces to promote cell-free DNA (cfDNA)-based noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT). A newly formed organization, Coalition for Access to Prenatal … [Read more...]

PRECISION MEDICINE

Initiatives Seek to Demonstrate Clinical Utility of Premptive PGx Testing

The application of pharmacogenomics (PGx) into routine, clinical care remains very limited, despite its potential to improve drug and dose selection based upon one's genes. Two new reviews, one … [Read more...]

GENETIC TESTING

Increased Genetic Counseling Needed for Breast Cancer Patients

Physicians often fail to recommend genetic testing for breast cancer patients at high risk for mutations, according to a research letter published Feb. 7 in the Journal of the American Medical … [Read more...]

GENOMICS

Alliance Promotes Greater Understanding of Genomics

The case has been made repeatedly over the past few years regarding the need to increase physicians' genomics knowledge. Now, for the first time, there are efforts underway to establish a global … [Read more...]


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