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The Cancer Letter Inc.
PO Box 9905
DC 20016
Tel: 202-362-1809
Fax: 202-379-1787
publication date: Feb 29, 2016
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Study: Afirma Genomic Test Can Reduce Unnecessary Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsies in Thyroid Cancer


A clinical utility study claimed use of the Afirma Gene Expression Classifier, developed by Veracyte Inc., can significantly reduce unnecessary surgeries in thyroid cancer diagnoses. The study was published in Cancer Cytopathology.

The Afirma Gene Expression Classifier is a 142-gene molecular test that identifies benign thyroid nodules among those deemed indeterminate by cytopathology. An additional 25 genes are used to differentiate uncommon neoplasm subtypes.

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