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New Study: Videssa Breast Blood Test Can Effectively Rule Out Breast Cancer, Regardless of Breast Density

A new study published in PLOS ONE demonstrates that Videssa® Breast, a multi-protein biomarker blood test for breast cancer by Provista Diagnostics, is unaffected by breast density and can reliably rule out breast cancer in women with both dense and non-dense breast tissue. Nearly half of all women in the U.S. have dense breast tissue.

Singapore Scientists Develop New DNA Technology to Detect Breast Cancer Relapse

Researchers in Singapore, together with international collaborators from Denmark and USA, have successfully identified a unique biomarker that is strongly associated with breast cancer relapse. This finding has led to the development of a simple blood test which has numerous clinical applications, such as detecting relapse early and testing treatment efficacy. The study was recently published in scientific journal Nature Medicine in September 2017.

Biomarker Predicts Poor Prognosis in African-Americans with Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Having high levels of a certain biomarker is linked to poor prognosis in African-American patients with triple-negative breast cancer, while the same biomarker doesn’t influence disease outcomes in white patients, according to a new study.

Columbia University Medical Center Sponsors Clinical Study Using Biocept’s Liquid Biopsy Platform to Evaluate Cerebrospinal Fluid of Breast Cancer Patients for Metastatic Biomarkers

Biocept, Inc., a leading commercial provider of clinically actionable liquid biopsy tests designed to improve the outcomes of cancer patients, announces that Columbia University Medical Center will conduct a study to evaluate the clinical utility of the Company’s Target Selector™ platform to diagnose leptomeningeal metastases (LM) in patients with breast cancer.  LM occurs when tumor cells gain access to cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pathways and regrow in distant sites within the spinal cord and brain leading to neurological complications. Biocept’s liquid biopsy platform will be used to test the CSF of breast cancer patients and will be compared to standard methods for confirming the diagnosis of LM.

Myriad Acquires Sividon Diagnostics, Strengthens Market Leading Oncology Product Portfolio with Breast Cancer Prognostic Test EndoPredict

Myriad Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ:MYGN), a leader in molecular diagnostics and personalized medicine, recently announced that it has acquired Sividon Diagnostics, a leading breast cancer prognostic company, for €35 million upfront with the potential for €15 million in additional performance-based milestones. The transaction closed on May 31, 2016. Myriad expects the deal to be neutral to both revenue and earnings in fiscal year 2017.