Comprehensive Genomic Profiling

Foundation Medicine, Epic Partner on Access to Genomic Profiling in EHRs

August 26th 2021, 8:22pm


Foundation Medicine and Epic struck a deal to integrate comprehensive genomic profiling within Epic's electronic health records (EHRs), allowing for providers to order and review genomic profiling tests, leading to more streamlined clinical decision making.

Study Finds Individuals Carry Genetic Variants for Actionable Monogenic Disorders

August 25th 2021, 7:30pm


Approximately 1 in 6 healthy individuals who underwent proactive genetic screening had genetic variants linked to increased risk for developing medically actionable disorders, including certain cancers and cardiovascular disorders.

Review Outlines Potential Benefits, Challenges of Next-Generation Sequencing for Early-Stage NSCLC

August 18th 2021, 8:15pm


Investigators examined the current bodies of evidence surrounding the emergence of next-generation gene sequencing, and the challenges that come with it, for identifying oncogenic drivers of early-stage non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

Impact of Expanded Carrier Screening on Health Care Utilization

August 11th 2021, 4:00pm


This study shows little evidence of harms or increased health care utilization for people receiving negative (normal) results of expanded carrier screening through genome sequencing.

Study Explores Why People Refuse to Hear About Secondary Genetic Findings

August 11th 2021, 2:45pm


Fear of negative emotions, lack of interest, and distrust of medical institutions were some of the reasons that participants refused to receive information regarding medically actionable secondary genetic findings, even after they received additional education on what the findings would include.

DNA, RNA Sequencing Found to Be Useful at Evaluating Risk of Tumors in Children

August 6th 2021, 8:00pm


Genomic sequencing was found to be an effective way to identify and evaluate the risk of pathogenic and likely pathogenic variants detected in pediatric patients with a range of cancer types.

OneOncology, Foundation Medicine Create Partnership to Deliver Targeted Care

August 17th 2020, 8:45pm


A community oncology practice network and a cancer genomics firm announced an initiative to expand opportunities for real-time precision medicine as well as research participation.

NIH Funds Research to Understand How Genomics of Diverse Populations Affect Clinical Care

July 10th 2020, 5:47pm


Polygenic risk scores, which evaluate disease risk based on DNA variants, have previously been based almost entirely on patients who had European ancestry.