Myriad Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ:MYGN) today announced that it has signed a three-year contract with Tufts Health Plan through which the plan will provide coverage of Prolaris® for members diagnosed with localized prostate cancer. Prolaris is the first and only biopsy test validated against prostate cancer specific mortality.
Tufts Health Plan is a leading health plan in the Northeast with more than one million members. Tufts Health Plan’s members will benefit from this agreement, which is designed to drive optimal treatment because men can confidently pursue active surveillance for tumors identified as being less aggressive with Myriad’s extensively validated Prolaris combined score. Recent data show that many men realize no benefit from interventional treatment, and many suffer needlessly from the side effects associated with radical prostatectomy and radiation.
“Myriad is excited to offer Prolaris testing to Tufts Health Plan’s members. We believe it will help to improve patient care and lower healthcare costs,” said Nicole Lambert, general manager, Urology Business Unit, Myriad Genetic Laboratories. “The Prolaris test has been validated in multiple clinical studies and provides substantially stronger prognostic power than standard pathology. The Prolaris test enables physicians to confidently tailor treatment plans for their patients.”
Prolaris® is a prognostic test that measures the expression level of genes involved with tumor proliferation to predict disease outcome. Prolaris is the only test that provides insight into meaningful oncologic endpoints by predicting 10-year prostate cancer-specific mortality, thereby guiding medical management. For more information visit: www.prolaris.com.
About Tufts Health Plan
Founded in 1979, Tufts Health Plan is nationally recognized for its commitment to providing innovative, high-quality health care coverage. Touching the lives of more than one million members, Tufts Health Plan serves members in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire through employer-sponsored plans; Medicare; and Medicaid/subsidized plans, offering health insurance coverage across the life span regardless of age or circumstance. Tufts Health Plan consistently ranks among the nation’s top rated plans by the National Committee on Quality Assurance and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
About Myriad Genetics
Myriad Genetics Inc., is a leading personalized medicine company dedicated to being a trusted advisor transforming patient lives worldwide with pioneering molecular diagnostics. Myriad discovers and commercializes molecular diagnostic tests that: determine the risk of developing disease, accurately diagnose disease, assess the risk of disease progression, and guide treatment decisions across six major medical specialties where molecular diagnostics can significantly improve patient care and lower healthcare costs. Myriad is focused on three strategic imperatives: transitioning and expanding its hereditary cancer testing markets, diversifying its product portfolio through the introduction of new products and increasing the revenue contribution from international markets. For more information on how Myriad is making a difference, please visit the Company’s website: www.myriad.com.
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