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Myriad advances cancer diagnostic

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

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Myriad Genetics introduces the BRACAnalysis Rearrangement DNA sequencing assay Aug. 1 for prediction of breast and ovarian cancer in high-risk women. The molecular test, which is the first commercially available to detect rare "large rearrangement" genetic mutations, will be used as an adjunct for "exceptionally" high-risk women who test negative with Myriad's already available BRACAnalysis test. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in March signaled the need for such a test to help identify cancer-predisposing genes in up to 12% of high-risk women testing negative with Myriad's broader assay (1"The Gray Sheet" March 27, 2006, p. 15)...

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