Consumer Genetic Cancer Testing. The number of consumer genomics companies are increasing, with companies that are consumer-facing as employees take more control of their health.
As genomic testing of various forms has become more available and of more interest not just to the medical community but also to healthy individuals, a number of testing models have emerged beyond the traditional medical or clinical laboratory.
The number of consumer genomics companies are increasing, with companies that are consumer-facing as employees take more control of their health. However, testing often requires the participation of doctors in the test ordering process.
A variety of firms have started to help connect facilities that perform genomic analysis and end users by either providing an interface or a middleman between sequencing cores and the clinical research community, or helping consumers obtain and house their own genomic data and providing a forum to interact with various analysis tools and applications.
Precision medicine is a phrase that is often used to describe how genetic information about a person’s disease is being used to diagnose or treat their disease. Cancer is a disease of the genome and as more is learned about cancer tumors, the more we are finding that each tumor has its own set of genetic changes.
We are beginning to see Benefit Advisors recognize the market potential of genomic products and services for insurance companies, employers, and their employees. Also, progressive employers, recognizing the health challenges of employees, are including coverage for genetic testing for cancer in their benefit design.
AMI’s report, Consumer Genetic Cancer Testing, provides background on the genetic testing market for cancer, and identifies the consumer-facing companies offering cancer testing products and services. The report provides background on the companies, including products and recent activities.
Consumer Genetic Cancer Testing Table of Contents:
- Precision Medicine
- Cancer Genomics
- Genomic Testing
- Genetic Cancer Testing Companies
- Ambry Genetics
- Baylor Genetics
- Blueprint Genetics
- Cancer Treatment Options & Management
- CellMax Life
- Color Genomics
- Genomic Health, Inc.
- Gritstone Oncology
- Human Longevity, Inc.
- Invitae Corporation
- KEW, Inc.
- Laboratory Corporation of America
- Myriad Genetics
- Quest Diagnostics
- Pathway Genomics