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Ethigen Launches Next Generation (NGS) BRCA Testing With Expanded Hereditary Cancer Panel
Date:6/19/2013

Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) June 19, 2013

Ethigen announced today the US launch of their expanded BRCA1 and BRCA2 testing service, providing next-generation sequencing (NGS) and rearrangement analysis of both genes. Analysis is available individually, or as part of an expanded hereditary cancer panel, including full coverage of up to seventeen additional genes with known links to cancer risk: MLH1, MSH2, MSH6, APC, MUTYH (MYH), PTEN, TP53, CDK4, STK11, SMAD4, BMPR1A, CDH1, MET, FH, FLCN, PDGFRA, and KIT.

The expanded panel represents the most advanced and comprehensive hereditary cancer analysis in the market today. Genetics professionals may select BRCA analysis only, or select from any combination of the other seventeen available genes at no additional cost. This unique structure provides clinicians with the ability to tailor the breadth of analysis to the patient’s specific family history and desire for information.

“We’re entering a new era of testing for hereditary cancer risk, with better and more complete tests available at increasingly affordable price points,” said Eric M. Dyer, President of Ethigen, LLC. "Ethigen is thrilled to be leading the industry with the most comprehensive and rationally-priced BRCA testing solution available, enabling patients and their health care providers make the most informed, personalized decisions possible.”

Ethigen provides CLIA-certified NGS testing services for numerous genetic disorders, with a primary focus on the hereditary cancer syndromes including hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC),

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