"The inclusion of Prosigna in the German AGO breast cancer treatment guidelines marks an important milestone for
In the AGO guidelines, Prosigna is indicated for newly diagnosed patients with node-negative or node-positive, hormone-receptor positive (HR+), HER2-negative (HER2-) early stage breast cancer, for whom clinical-pathological factors alone do not allow physicians to make a clear therapeutic decision. Prosigna is recognized as being prognostic with Level of Evidence 1B, a rating that is as strong as that given to any competing test. The guideline acknowledges the clinical utility of prognostic tests, citing the perspective from the
The AGO is an independent body of the
In a separate decision made by the G-BA, qualified German breast cancer patients with statutory government insurance being treated in eligible hospitals will receive insurance coverage for gene expression testing, such as Prosigna, to inform therapy decisions. This policy will cover patients of at least 35 years of age, who have low-grade, HR+, HER2-, node-negative early stage breast cancer. The decision marks substantial progress for statutory insured patients because gene expression testing has previously only been covered for patients with private insurance. The decision will become effective upon review by the Federal Ministry of Health and publication in the Federal Bulletin, which are expected to occur in the second quarter of 2015. The decision can be found on the website of the Federal Joint Committee (G-BA) at https://www.g-ba.de/downloads/39-261-2164/2015-01-22_ASV-RL_gyn-Tumoren.pdf.
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