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Irvine, CA, United States, 2014/01/29 - MDxHealth SA announced that the company will present results from an important study involving the development of their prostate cancer (PCa) aggressiveness test at the ASCO Genitourinary Cancers Symposium 2014 in San Francisco, CA. NYSE Euronext: MDXH
MDxHealth SA, a leading molecular diagnostic company that develops and commercializes epigenetic tests to improve the diagnosis and treatment of cancer patients, today announced that the company will present results from an important study involving the development of their prostate cancer (PCa) aggressiveness test at the ASCO Genitourinary Cancers Symposium 2014 in San Francisco, California, USA (January 30 - February 1, 2014).
In current standard medical practice PCa prognosis and aggressiveness are mainly guided by Gleason score (GS), as determined on biopsied tissue. However, due to sampling errors biopsied prostate tissue might not be representative of the actual disease. MDxHealth is currently developing an epigenetic prostate cancer test to identify men with aggressive disease and adverse prognosis.
Details of presentation (time is Pacific Standard Time):
Friday, January 31, 2014
Abstract Title: Epigenetic profiling of prostate cancer tissue identifies men with high risk disease.
Lead Author: Leander Van Neste PhD, Maastricht University, Dept. of Pathology, GROW - School for Oncology and Developmental Biology, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Location: General poster session B: BRD.A1 (abstract 197)
Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm and 5:45pm-7:15pm
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, ConfirmMDxTM for Prostate Cancer, has been shown to help distinguish patients who have a true-negative biopsy from those who may have undetected 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 prostate, brain and lung cancers. The company is based in Irvine, California with a European headquarters in Herstal, Belgium.
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