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Irvine, CA, United States, 2013/02/13 - MDxHealth SA announced that the company will present results from two important studies involving its ConfirmMDx™ for Prostate Cancer test at the ASCO Genitourinary Cancers Symposium 2013, February 14-16, Orlando, Florida. NYSE Euronext: MDXH
MDxHealth SA, a leading molecular diagnostic company that develops and commercializes epigenetic tests to support the diagnosis and treatment of cancer patients, today announced that the company will present results from two important studies involving its ConfirmMDx™ for Prostate Cancer test at the ASCO Genitourinary Cancers Symposium 2013, February 14-16, Orlando, Florida, USA.
Following are details for each embargoed session (all times are in Eastern Standard Time) follow:
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Abstract Title: Epigenetic Field Effects for DNA Methylation Markers Extend Over Multiple Histologically Benign Prostate Biopsy Cores
Lead Author: Sandra M Gaston PhD, New England Baptist Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Location: Prostate Cancer poster session: Poster 116
Abstract Title: Multi-gene Epigenetic MSP Assay Predicts Risk for Prostate Cancer in Histopathologically Negative Biopsies
Lead Author: Leander van Neste PhD, MDxHealth SA, Liege, Belgium
Location: Prostate Cancer poster session: Poster 95
About ConfirmMDx for Prostate Cancer
Over 650,000 American men receive a negative prostate biopsy result each year; though approximately 25% of these men may still harbor occult prostate cancer. This well-documented risk of undetected cancer, often with clinically significant Gleason scores, leads to a high rate of repeat biopsies with over 40% of men receiving at least one repeat biopsy, and many receiving a 3rd and 4th biopsy. Today's gold standard diagnostic approach is the prostate biopsy procedure, collecting 10-12 needle core biopsy samples, however this sampling represents less than 1% of a man's prostate. ConfirmMDx for Prostate Cancer is an epigenetic assay to help urologists distinguish patients who have a true-negative biopsy from those at risk for occult cancer. The test is able to detect an epigenetic field effect or "halo" associated with the cancerization process at the DNA level in cells adjacent to cancer foci. This molecular "halo" around a cancer lesion can be present despite having a normal appearance under the microscope. The test helps urologists rule out prostate cancer-free men from undergoing unnecessary repeat biopsies and helps rule in high-risk patients who may require repeat biopsies and potential treatment.
MDxHealth (mdxhealth.com) is a molecular diagnostics company that develops and commercializes advanced epigenetic tests for cancer assessment and the personalized treatment of patients. The company's first commercial product, the ConfirmMDx for Prostate Cancer test, has been shown to help distinguish patients who have a true-negative biopsy from those who may have occult cancer. MDxHealth helps to address a large and growing unmet medical need for better cancer diagnosis and treatment information. The company has a proprietary platform and a strong epigenetic product pipeline focused on the development of products for brain and lung cancers. The company is based in Irvine, California with a European headquarters in Liege, Belgium.
Mike Sinclair, Halsin Partners
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