Myriad to Present New myRisk Hereditary Cancer Data Further Demonstrating the Benefits of Gene Panel Testing
SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 26, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Myriad Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ:MYGN), a leader in molecular diagnostics and personalized medicine, today announced it will present three new studies at the National Society of Genetic Counselors Annual Education Conference being held Sept. 28-Oct. 1, 2016 in Seattle, Washington.
"We are excited to be co-sponsoring the 35th National Society of Genetic Counselors Annual Education Conference," said Susan Manley, L.C.G.C., M.B.A., vice president of Medical Services, Myriad Genetic Laboratories. "We're looking forward to presenting important new scientific data, which will improve the practice of genetic counseling. We also are excited to host a patient advocacy event in conjunction with the Conference, which will help raise funds for important patient advocacy groups including Be the Difference Foundation, Hereditary Colon Cancer Foundation and Li-Fraumeni Syndrome Association."
Below is a list of the featured presentations at NSGC (#NSGC16):
- Title: Average Age of Diagnosis of Ovarian Cancer for Women with Pathogenic Variants in BRIP1, RAD51C and RAD51D.
Presenter: Susana San Roman.
Date: Friday, September 30, 2016: 11:30 am — 12:45 pm PT.
- Title: Ancestry-Based Cancer Risks Associated with APC I1307K.
Presenter: Lavania Sharma.
Date: Friday, September 30, 2016: 11:30 am — 12:45 pm PT.
- Title: Psychosocial Outcomes of Identifying High or Moderate Risk Mutation Carriers by Hereditary Cancer Panel Testing.
Presenter: Julie Culver.
Date: Thursday, September 29, 2016: 5:45 pm — 7:00 pm PT.
For more information about these presentations, including a complete list of abstracts and presentations, please visit the NSGC website at http://nsgc.org/p/cm/ld/fid=423.
About Myriad Genetics
Myriad Genetics Inc., is a leading personalized medicine company dedicated to being a trusted advisor transforming patient lives worldwide with pioneering molecular diagnostics. Myriad discovers and commercializes molecular diagnostic tests that: determine the risk of developing disease, accurately diagnose disease, assess the risk of disease progression, and guide treatment decisions across six major medical specialties where molecular diagnostics can significantly improve patient care and lower healthcare costs. Myriad is focused on three strategic imperatives: transitioning and expanding its hereditary cancer testing markets, diversifying its product portfolio through the introduction of new products and increasing the revenue contribution from international markets. For more information on how Myriad is making a difference, please visit the Company's website: www.myriad.com.
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