Update of the Molecular Pathology Panel for Cancer Diagnostics

CeGaT GmbH has expanded its molecular pathology panel and is now able to detect additional therapy-relevant gene mutations in tumors. The diagnostic panel allows a rapid and cost-efficient examination of the most common tumor entities.

The Molecular Pathology Panel has been significantly revised, following the latest scientific findings and our own insights from cancer diagnostics. 17 additional genes and newly created gene sets expand the panel’s range of applications. It is used for the focused analysis of therapy-relevant genes and their alterations in the most common cancers. These genes are highly relevant for a comprehensive understanding and a clear description of the clinical picture. This knowledge serves as the basis for recommending the appropriate treatment as there are specific therapy options for the selected genes and tumor entities.

After the panel update, CeGaT covers three additional tumor diseases with new gene sets. These are

  • Medullary thyroid carcinomas (PAT07)
  • Myelodysplastic syndromes (PAT08)
  • Cholangiocellular carcinomas (PAT09)

The gene set for breast, ovarian, and pancreatic carcinoma (PAT06) has been split up for more precise diagnostics: Pancreatic carcinomas are now examined through a separate gene set (PAT10).

Due to the high therapeutic relevance of PARP inhibitors in BRCA-mutated breast and ovarian cancers, CeGaT now also offers a separate BRCA1/2 test (PAT11). The BRCA1/2 test can also be requested by physicians as part of predictive genetic diagnostics.

As a further change, the gene sets for melanomas (PAT01), colon carcinomas and gastric carcinomas (PAT02), and lung carcinomas (PAT03) have been supplemented with additional genes. The new version of the panel also allows the analysis of the genes NTRK1, FGFR1, FGFR2, FGFR3, BRAF, ALK, RET and ROS1 to detect therapy-relevant translocations. Due to their high therapeutic value, they are always included routinely for the gene sets PAT01 to PAT10.

For further information regarding the panels, please do not hesitate to contact us at sales@cegat.de. The new panel can be requested here.