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Myriad Genetics Lab Partners With US Oncology Network

Oct 4, 2016

Salt Lake City-based Myriad Genetics Laboratory is now The US Oncology Network’s preferred provider for hereditary cancer testing. 

Dr. Johnathan Lancaster, MD, PhD, is the chief medical officer of Myriad. He says the company has evolved over the past 25 years from a lab that tested for two types of breast cancer to one that identifies 28 genes for hereditary cancer.

“So we really bring forth a complete portfolio of tests that are increasingly critical to physicians in the community as they embrace the tidal wave of precision medicine," says Lancaster, "and all the opportunities that provides to enhance patient care.” 

Lancaster says Myriad’s research will continue to evolve and patients will benefit from the new information.

“That’s important because genetic testing is not a snapshot in time that stays stationary,” Lancaster says.

The US Oncology Network connects more than 1,000 doctors in 19 states.  More than 800,000 patients a year are treated by physicians in the network.  

NOTE: This article was edited to correct an error which originally listed Huntsman Cancer Institute as in the US Oncology Network. There are currently no Utah cancer centers listed which are directly connected to USON.