Cancer Risk Assessment | Paragon Genomics 2019-03-28T17:34:36+00:00

Cancer Risk Assessment Using NGS Panel Testing

Identification of individuals with a suspected heritable cancer can lead to additional evaluation and help formulate prevention and treatment strategies. New guidelines published by the American Society of Breast Surgeons now recommend genetic testing for all breast cancer patients to determine hereditary risk in addition to standard imaging exams. In addition, the new guidelines also recommend re-evaluating breast cancer patients for any new breast cancer linked-genes.

Next-generation sequencing (NGS) using targeted NGS panels is a cost-effective method to assess heritable cancer risk. Amplicon-based NGS assays have the advantage of simpler and shorter workflows that can be easily adopted to produce reliable results in a laboratory setting. However, not all amplicon-based target enrichment technologies can interrogate the increasingly large number of genes associated with cancer risk in a single assay. Therefore, care must be taken when selecting the appropriate technology for assay development.

CleanPlex® Hereditary Cancer Panel 

Next-Day Assessment of Hereditary Cancer Risk

The CleanPlex® Hereditary Cancer Panel is a multiplex PCR-based targeted sequencing assay designed for analyzing genes associated with an increased risk of developing hereditary cancers. The panel is expertly curated using the latest research findings to target 37 genes and both single nucleotide variants (SNVs) and insertion-deletion mutations (indels). Furthermore, it also detects hotspot mutations rs12516 and rs8176318 in the BRCA1 3’ UTR and structural rearrangement of exons 1-7 in MSH2 (Boland inversion). Starting with 20 ng of high-quality genomic DNA (5 ng per primer pool), sequencing-ready libraries can be prepared using a streamlined workflow in just 3 hours.

We have partnered with the expert team at SOPHiA GENETICS to enable rapid and accurate identification of variants associated with hereditary cancers. SOPHiA DDM is a highly secure and powerful genomic analysis platform powered by SOPHiA AI. The platform extracts information from a broad range of databases to enable comprehensive annotation and visualization of genomic variants. Paragon Genomics is an authorized distributor of SOPHiA DDM.

Associated Cancers

Poster

CleanPlex® Amplicon-Based NGS Hereditary Panel for Determining Genetic Predispositions for Guiding Testing and Diagnostics

Download our poster from the Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) 2018 Annual Meeting to see the full dataset demonstrating CleanPlex Hereditary Cancer Panel’s performance.