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2019

July 1, 2019

AMP Announces Results of 2019 Leadership Elections

AMP has announced the results of its recent elections for 2019 Leadership positions. AMP is an organization driven by the dedication of its volunteers and looks forward to working with these newly elected leaders.

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June 10, 2019

AMP Bolsters Position on Consumer Genomic Testing

Updated position statement reflects emerging technology landscape, highlights privacy best practices, and expands conditions for clinically-meaningful tests

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June 4, 2019

AMP Expresses Serious Concerns with Congress' Attempt to Resurrect Human Gene Patenting Debate and Reverse Settled Supreme Court Ruling

Draft legislation would overturn 150 years of patent case law, prevent the development of life-saving diagnostics for devastating diseases, dramatically increase drug costs, and significantly limit access to optimal patient care

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May 9, 2019

AMP Recommends Minimum Set of Alleles for All Clinical CYP2C9 Genotyping Testing

A new joint report from AMP and CAP shares consensus, evidence-based recommendations to aid in the design and validation of clinical CYP2C9 assays, promote standardization of testing across different laboratories and improve patient care.

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February 1, 2019

More than 60 Leading Health Care Organizations Call on CMS to Maintain Coverage for Medically Necessary Cancer Testing

Stakeholders urge the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to revise its interpretation of the National Coverage Determination (NCD) for Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), expressing serious concerns that the overly broad interpretation will restrict patient access to medically necessary and relevant clinical tests and adversely impact cancer care and outcomes.  

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2018

August 22, 2018

Association for Molecular Pathology Announces 2018 Award Recipients

AMP has announced the recipients of this year’s Award for Excellence in Molecular Diagnostics, Jeffrey A. Kant Leadership Award and Meritorious Service Award. These prestigious accolades will be presented in November during the AMP 2018 Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas.

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August 21, 2018

AMP Addresses Clinical Relevance of DNA Variants in Chronic Myeloid Neoplasms

AMP has published consensus, evidence-based recommendations to aid clinical laboratory professionals with the management of most Chronic Myeloid Neoplasms (CMNs) and development of high-throughput pan-myeloid sequencing testing panels. The report, “Clinical Significance of DNA Variants in Chronic Myeloid Neoplasms (CMNs): A Report of the Association for Molecular Pathology,” was released online ahead of publication in The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics.

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July 26, 2018

AMP Announces Results of 2018 Leadership Elections

AMP has announced the results of its recent elections for 2019 Leadership positions. AMP is an organization driven by the dedication of its volunteers and looks forward to working with these newly elected leaders.

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February 27, 2018

AMP Publishes Recommendations for Clinical CYP2C19 Genotyping Allele Selection

AMP has published consensus, evidence-based recommendations to aid clinical laboratory professionals when designing and validating clinical CYP2C19 assays, promote standardization of testing across different laboratories and complement existing clinical guidelines.

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January 23, 2018

Leading Medical Organizations Update Guideline for Molecular Testing and Targeted Therapies in Lung Cancer

The College of American Pathologists (CAP), the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC), and the Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) have updated their joint 2013 evidence-based guideline to ensure that clinicians stay apace with rapid advancements and provide optimal patient care.

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January 17, 2018

CancerLinQ LLC Enters Collaboration with the Association for Molecular Pathology

Cooperation Will Harness Expertise from Emerging Field of Molecular Pathology to Broaden ASCO’s CancerLinQ® Platform

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2017

November 16, 2017

Standards and Guidelines for Validating Next-Generation Sequencing Bioinformatics Pipelines: A Joint Recommendation of the Association for Molecular Pathology and College of American Pathologists

Latest report completes series of best practice guidelines designed to improve entire NGS workflow and ensure optimal results for better patient care.

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September 5, 2017

AMP Announces 2017 Award Recipients

AMP has announced the recipients of the Jeffrey A. Kant Leadership Award and the AMP Meritorious Service Award. Together with the AMP Award for Excellence in Molecular Diagnostics, these awards will be presented at the AMP 2017 Annual Meeting.

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July 14, 2017

AMP to Recognize Andrew P. Feinberg, MD, MPH with 2017 Award for Excellence in Molecular Diagnostics

Epigenetics pioneer to receive Association's highest honor at upcoming Annual Meeting

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July 13, 2017

AMP Announces Results of 2017 Leadership Elections

AMP announced the results of its 2017 Leadership Elections. AMP is an organization driven by the dedication of its volunteers and looks forward to working with these newly elected leaders.

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March 22, 2017

AMP Issues Best Practice Guidelines for Next-Generation Sequencing-based Oncology Panel Validation

AMP's consensus recommendations will help clinical laboratory professionals achieve high-quality sequencing results and deliver better care for cancer patients.

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February 6, 2017

ASCP, CAP, AMP, ASCO Issue Molecular Biomarkers for the Evaluation of Colorectal Cancer Guidelines

This pivotal guideline addresses a wide range of molecular markers appropriate for testing in patients with early and advanced colorectal cancer. The guideline will aid in establishing standard molecular marker testing to help guide targeted therapy decisions, and advance personalized care for colorectal cancer patients.

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2016

December 16, 2016

AMP Issues New Joint Guidelines to Standardize Interpretation and Reporting of Sequence Variants in Cancer

Clinical laboratory and oncology experts collaborate to publish evidence-based somatic variant classification system to improve patient care

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November 21, 2016

AMP Applauds FDA's Decision to Delay Final Regulatory Guidance for Laboratory Developed Procedures

Organization of molecular diagnostics professionals reaffirms commitment to preserving broad access to essential patient care.

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October 19, 2016

AMP Explores New Technological Advancements to Improve Diagnosis and Optimize Treatment Selection for Invasive Infectious Diseases

AMP has announced a new report that examines how sophisticated technology advancements are being implemented to improve diagnosis and optimize treatment selection for multiple invasive, opportunistic and often deadly infectious diseases. The manuscript titled “Emerging and Future Applications of MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry in the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory: A Report of the Association for Molecular Pathology” has been released online ahead of publication in the November 2016 issue of The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics.

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September 26, 2016

AMP Announces 2016 Award Recipients

AMP has announced the recipients of the Jeffrey A. Kant Leadership Award and the AMP Meritorious Service Award. Together with the AMP Award for Excellence in Molecular Diagnostics, these awards will be presented at the AMP 2016 Annual Meeting.

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September 22, 2016

AMP Appreciates Opportunity to Discuss with Congressional Leaders How Laboratory Developed Procedures Benefit Patient Care

AMP recently participated in two events designed to help educate lawmakers and congressional staff about laboratory developed procedures (LDPs) and the vital role they play in precision medicine and patient care. Both the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) Hearing and the Co-hosted Congressional Briefing provided bipartisan forums for AMP leaders to discuss how LDPs are currently designed, validated, regulated, and used in a variety of clinical settings.

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September 7, 2016

AMP to Recognize Eric Lander with 2016 Award for Excellence in Molecular Diagnostics

Association's highest honor for lifetime of achievements to be presented during Annual Meeting

"As one of the true early pioneers of the human genome, Dr. Eric Lander is a well-deserved recipient of the AMP Award for Excellence in Molecular Diagnostics," said Charles E. Hill, MD, PhD, AMP President.. "Throughout his career, Dr. Lander and his colleagues have developed tools and applied methods that have transformed our understanding of the molecular basis of rare and common genetic diseases, including cancer. His seminal publications, fundamental discoveries, and significant scientific contributions have had a massive impact on human health by providing us with the framework for the modern practice of clinical molecular diagnostics."

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August 17, 2016

AMP Establishes New Standard for Clinical Utility of Molecular Diagnostics for Inherited Diseases and Cancer

New JMD report recognizes value of testing procedures and promotes paradigm corrections to drive widespread adoption of a more proactive, patient-centered approach to modern healthcare

“Molecular pathology testing procedures are vital tools for insight and analysis into various aspects of clinical practice,” said Roger D. Klein, MD, JD, AMP Professional Relations Chair. “However, we need a more practical and patient-centered approach for evaluating clinical usefulness before we can truly deliver the promise of precision medicine.”

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April 13, 2016

AMP Releases Results from 2015 Genomic Sequencing Procedure Microcosting and Health Economic Cost-Impact Analyses

New publication in The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics describes cost and value analysis of gene panels including non-small cell lung cancer, exome sequencing, and hearing loss gene panels

"Genomic Sequencing Procedures are changing the way clinicians are diagnosing and managing hereditary diseases and the delivery of oncology care," said Linda Sabatini, PhD, HCLD, First Author and Project Leader, Director of Molecular Diagnostics at NorthShore University HealthSystem. "We hope that laboratories will use these tools to assess their individual costs, to consider the value structure in their own patient populations, and to contribute their data to the ongoing dialogue regarding the impact of GSPs on improving patient care."

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March 14, 2016

AMP Issues Statement Regarding FDA Letters to Two Texas Hospitals about Rapid Detection Zika Test

AMP is very concerned and disappointed to see the FDA taking enforcement action against the physicians at Texas Children's Hospital and Houston Methodist Hospital for their laboratory developed procedure (LDP) for Zika virus, which was designed to identify virus-specific RNA sequences in a large metropolitan area. Given the ongoing outbreak of the infection and risk of infection in the Houston area, these types of tests are critical for patient care and should be made available to these patients in need.

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February 5, 2016

AMP Updates Pathology Residency Curriculum Recommendations

New report published in The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics focuses on improving pathology training programs for molecular pathology and genomic medicine

The AMP paper provides residency programs with specific recommendations from subject matter experts on 10 major molecular pathology topics: basic molecular pathology goals and laboratory management; basic concepts in molecular biology and genetics; technology; inherited disorders; oncology; infectious diseases; pharmacogenetics; histocompatibility and identity; genomics, and information management.

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