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BRCA1 breast cancer test could be ready in 1-2 years, Myriad Genetics exec maintains.

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

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BRCA1 BREAST CANCER DIAGNOSTIC TEST FOR HIGH-RISK WOMEN could be ready for the market in one to two years, Myriad Genetics VP Mark Skolnick, PhD, asserted at a Feb. 14 American Medical Association press conference on genetic cancer findings. "We feel a mutation-based diagnostic can be ready in one or two years which would be appropriate for a high-risk population," he said. The test would be limited to a high-risk population, i.e. women with breast or ovarian cancer or their close relatives, Skolnick added, because the product "would be expensive."
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