Medicare to cover costs of new test for AR-V7

We have recently learned that Medicare will be covering the costs of the Oncotype DX AR-V7 Nucleus Detect™ test for patients with metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) as of December 10, 2018. … READ MORE …

New test now available for identification of AR-V7 mutations in mCRPC

According to a media release issued yesterday, Genomic Health has now made available a commercial test for risk of the AR-V7 mutation in men with metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). … READ MORE …

Genomic testing for localized prostate cancer: an update

A relatively brief, current, full-text review article by Loeb and Ross is available on the Medscape web site and discusses the three currently available tests for assessment of genomic risk for men with localized forms of prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Are genomic tests “up to snuff” for routine use in prognosis of prostate cancer risk?

The Intergroupe Coopérateur Francophone de Recherche en Onco-urologie (ICFuro) has just published a review of the available evidence on the clinical validity and utility of six prognostic biomarkers available for the assessment of prostate cancer-related risk. … READ MORE …

Predicting the future: what Genomic Health isn’t telling us (yet)

A media release issued  yesterday by Genomic Health, Inc., has suggested that the multi-gene Oncotype DX® Genomic Prostate Score™ is a strong predictor of risk for the development of metastasis and prostate cancer death in patients with early-stage prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

The real clinical utility of tests like Prolaris and Oncotype DX in management of prostate cancer

Regular readers (and others) who are interested in gaining more understanding of the potential clinical utility of the new, gene-based prognostic tests for the management of localized prostate cancer will be interested in reading a new article on the Medscape Oncology web site. … READ MORE …

Oncotype DX and risk for clinically significant prostate cancer

Last September we asked whether the Oncotype DX test for risk of prostate cancer developed by Genomic Health was “ready for prime time”. In a media release issued earlier this week, the company said that it was. However, there are a number of unresolved issues that are likely to impact the uptake of this new test. … READ MORE …