Guidelines miss cancer patients who could benefit from genetic testing: Part 1

Watch a 6-minute video summarizing this study  Current guidelines recommend that only a subset of cancer patients receive genetic testing. Yet recent data suggest that many more could benefit. In a study of 4,196 Medicare cancer patients published in Annals of Surgical Oncology, Invitae found that positive results are nearly as high in patients who did not…

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Cancer panels updated to match NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®)

Invitae is pleased to announce that we’ve updated five hereditary cancer panels to meet the NCCN Guidelines®.1,2 Colorectal cancer Based on the latest NCCN Guidelines,1 we’ve added the following genes to our offering: MSH3, associated with an increased risk for polyposis3 NTHL1,* associated with an increased risk for polyposis4-6 RPS20, a preliminary-evidence gene potentially linked to colorectal cancer…

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NCCN issues new guidelines for genetic testing in prostate cancer patients

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) recently updated their guidelines1 for genetic testing in prostate cancer. Data presented at ASCO 2017 showed that the existing guidelines were too narrow. The new guidelines recommend consideration of germline genetic testing in the following patients: All men with high-risk, very high-risk, regional, or metastatic prostate cancer All men with any…

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