Navigation Links
New Computer-Based Tools Will Help Make Best Use of Genetic Breast Cancer Tests
Date:9/22/2008

ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new federal project, funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, will lead efforts to develop, implement and evaluate four computer-based decision-support tools that will help clinicians and patients better use genetic tests to evaluate and treat breast cancer.

The first pair of tools will assess whether a woman with a family history of cancer should be tested for BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations. Knowing whether a woman has inherited these gene mutations may help determine her chances of developing certain kinds of cancer, especially breast cancer. The second pair of tools, for women already diagnosed with breast cancer, will help determine which patients are appropriate for a Gene Expression Profiling (GEP) test. GEP test results can help evaluate which patients are at a high risk of cancer recurrence and therefore are good candidates for chemotherapy, in addition to other appropriate treatments.

"Genetic testing can be a powerful tool for assessing the risk of breast cancer and treating the disease effectively, but clinicians need better support in identifying which patients will benefit from specific tests," said AHRQ Director Carolyn M. Clancy, M.D. "This work is part of a broader effort to provide decision support tools that will help physicians and patients in achieving the best possible outcomes and improving patient care."

The $1 million project will be completed by RTI International, an independent, non-profit research institute in Research Triangle Park, N.C. It is expected to take about 16 months. It responds to recent recommendations from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Secretary's Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health, and Society. The committee concluded there are extensive gaps in knowledge about genetic tests and their impact on patient care. The project also reflects the goals of HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt's priority initiative on pe
'/>"/>

SOURCE Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine technology :

1. New Michael J. Fox Foundation Initiative Will Drive Development of Web-Based Tools to Increase Patient Participation in Parkinsons Clinical Trials
2. Harvard Medical School-Partners HealthCare Center for Genetics and Genomics Successfully Completes Evaluation of AutoGenomics 2C9-VKORC1 Panel to Assess Warfarin Sensitivity
3. Harvard Medical School-Partners HealthCare Center for Genetics and Genomics Successfully Completes Evaluation of AutoGenomics 2C9-VKORC1 Panel to Assess Warfarin Sensitivity
4. Genetics Determine Optimal Drug Dose of Common Anticoagulant
5. CellCyte Genetics Corp. Enters Collaborative Research Agreement With Cleveland Clinic Foundation to Qualify Stem Cell Delivery in Damaged Heart Tissue
6. Targeted Genetics Reports on Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee (RAC) Review of its Phase 1/2 Trial of tgAAC94 for Rheumatoid Arthritis
7. Genetic Differences Predict Anti-Inflammatory Benefits From Nutritional Products
8. 454 Sequencing(TM) in Science Today: Researchers Uncover a Genetic Basis for Different Social Behaviors in Wasps
9. deCODE Launches deCODE MI(TM) -- A Test for a Major Genetic Risk Factor for Early-onset Heart Attack
10. Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis International Society Refutes American Society of Reproductive Medicine Opinion - States Preimplantation Genetic Screening is Beneficial When Performed in Experienced Centers
11. American Fertility Association Calls for Expanded Research to Advance New Technology to Screen Embryos for Genetic Abnormalities
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/31/2014)... , October 31, 2014 Investor-Edge ... (NASDAQ: NSPH ), Isis Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ... HALO ), ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ... research on these five companies can be accessed at: ... 2014, the NASDAQ Composite ended at 4,566.14, up 0.37%, ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... (OTCQB:ECIA), a medical device company owning patented surgical technology ... surgery, today announced financial results for its fiscal 2015 ... Company posted quarterly net revenue of $2.279 million for ... per share. These results compare to net revenue of ... or $(0.01) per share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... 2014 Research ... of the  "Process Validation in the US and ...      (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) , ,Key topics to ... Approach to Process Validation for Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical ... FDA Process Validation Guidance EU Process ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Momentum Indicators for Biotech Stocks -- Nanosphere, Isis Pharma, Halozyme Therapeutics, ACADIA Pharma, and Synta Pharma 2Momentum Indicators for Biotech Stocks -- Nanosphere, Isis Pharma, Halozyme Therapeutics, ACADIA Pharma, and Synta Pharma 3Momentum Indicators for Biotech Stocks -- Nanosphere, Isis Pharma, Halozyme Therapeutics, ACADIA Pharma, and Synta Pharma 4Momentum Indicators for Biotech Stocks -- Nanosphere, Isis Pharma, Halozyme Therapeutics, ACADIA Pharma, and Synta Pharma 5Encision Reports Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Results 2Encision Reports Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Results 3Encision Reports Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Results 4Encision Reports Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Results 5Process Validation in the US and EU (Workshop, London) 2Process Validation in the US and EU (Workshop, London) 3Process Validation in the US and EU (Workshop, London) 4
... The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued draft ... previously cleared 510(k) device require a new premarket submission. ... The 510(k) process is the most common review path ... a device, manufacturers must submit a premarket notification or ...
...   UK pharma group ... quarter but highlights strong underlying sales momentum. ... CEO Andrew Witty and CFO Simon Dingemans review Q2 ... strategy, improving margins and a review of the recently ...
Cached Medicine Technology:FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Device Changes That Warrant New Premarket Review 2
(Date:10/31/2014)... The Memory Healer review published by DailyGossip.org ... whose father suffered from Alzheimer's disease. , In fact, ... his father's disease. His father pointed a gun and shot ... when the author of this method understood that he needed ... Memory Healer program is based on years of research. The ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... Lee's Summit, Missouri (PRWEB) October 31, 2014 ... circulated the country about families narrowly escaping carbon monoxide ... winter season) looms just weeks away, one family-owned, Missouri-based ... and straightforward approach to making sure families start the ... systems are safe and secure. , Beginning Nov. ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Surgery for low back ... in the United States you live, a new report ... low back pain at some point in their lives, ... medical care for a spine problem," co-author Brook Martin, ... Practice, said in a college news release. In ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... is a major contributor to deaths caused by motor ... underscore the importance of the "Sleep Well, Be Well" ... Results show that the risk of unintentional fatal injury ... insomnia symptoms present. People with all three symptoms of ... a fatal injury than those with no insomnia symptoms, ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... The Suspension Revolution review published by ... developed by Dan Long, a suspension training specialist. ... professional and life coach. The author of this program ... is not impossible , The Suspension Revolution review reveals ... training promises efficiency when it comes to burning fat, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:"Memory Healer" Review Reveals a New Natural Remedy Guide for Managing Memory Loss 2Health News:Many Homeowners Missing Key Safety Risks with Home Heating;Missouri-based Company E and Q Announces New Safety Check 2Health News:Many Homeowners Missing Key Safety Risks with Home Heating;Missouri-based Company E and Q Announces New Safety Check 3Health News:Spinal Surgery Varies by Region in U.S.: Study 2Health News:Insomnia increases risk of motor vehicle deaths, other fatal injuries 2Health News:Suspension Revolution Review Reveals Dan Long's New Suspension Workout Plan 2
... a non-profit organization focused on supporting innovative early ... at its fall Fellowship Award Committee review. ... outstanding postdoctoral scientists conducting basic and translational cancer ... across the country. The Fellowship encourages the nation,s ...
... Mozes HealthDay Reporter , WEDNESDAY, Jan. 5 (HealthDay ... amounts of vigorous physical exercise appear to lower their risk ... hours a week or more of vigorous biking, tennis, jogging ... the research team found. But they added that even moderate ...
... 5 (HealthDay News) -- The number of American adults treated for ... 9 million to 19 million, says a federal government report released ... diabetes increased from 4.3 million to 8 million among people age ... 45 to 64; and 1.2 million to 2.4 million among people ...
... Gehrig,s disease, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and frontotemporal ... brain and spinal-cord cells that include an RNA-binding protein ... of the lesions formed by these clumps. ... Clinical Investigation , a team led by Virginia M.-Y. ...
... HealthDay Reporter , WEDNESDAY, Jan. 5 (HealthDay News) ... be treatable with a vaccine that has been engineered ... with a cocaine-like substance that mimics cocaine,s molecular composition. ... effective and long-lasting antibody immune response, attacking cocaine molecules ...
... at Mount Sinai School of Medicine has developed the ... This instrument has recently been used by soldiers returning ... in the Sixth Annual Road to Recovery Conference and ... TBI. "Traumatic brain injury is underdiagnosed, and ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation awards prestigious fellowships to 12 top young scientists 2Health News:Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation awards prestigious fellowships to 12 top young scientists 3Health News:Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation awards prestigious fellowships to 12 top young scientists 4Health News:Exercise May Improve Odds Against Prostate Cancer Death 2Health News:Exercise May Improve Odds Against Prostate Cancer Death 3Health News:Exercise May Improve Odds Against Prostate Cancer Death 4Health News:Diabetes Soaring Among American Adults: Report 2Health News:Malfunctioning gene associated with Lou Gehrig's disease leads to nerve-cell death in mice 2Health News:Vaccine Protects Mice From Cocaine's Effects, Study Finds 2Health News:Vaccine Protects Mice From Cocaine's Effects, Study Finds 3Health News:Mount Sinai develops first screening tool for war veterans to assess traumatic brain injury 2
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
Medicine Products: