Medicare approves next generation cancer testing

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced they will now cover the cost of next-generation sequencing (NCS) test for patients with advanced cancer. After FDA approved a cancer diagnostic test, FoundationOne CDx, the first NGS-based in vitro diagnostic text that is a companion diagnostic for 15 targeted therapies and can detect genetic mutations in 324 genes and two genomic signatures in any solid tumor.  Read article here…

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