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Oncocyte Announces Strategic Support of GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer

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The goals of the collaboration include several key initiatives, including partnerships with clinical trial networks and increasing access to molecular testing for the early diagnosis and management of lung cancer

ALAMEDA, Calif., Nov. 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OncoCyte Corporation (NYSE American: OCX), a molecular diagnostics company providing actionable answers at critical decision points across the lung cancer care continuum, today announced support of GOFoundation for Lung Cancer (GO2 Foundation). GO2 Foundation was founded by patients and survivors of lung cancer and is the world’s leading organization dedicated to saving, extending and improving the lives of those vulnerable, at risk and diagnosed with lung cancer.

“GO2 Foundation is truly an incredible organization, and the work it has done for the lung cancer community has had enormous impact for patients looking for support, resources and hope as they go through the diagnosis and treatment process,” said Ron Andrews, chief executive officer of OncoCyte. “The entire team here at OncoCyte is looking forward to working with the GO2 Foundation to improve access to molecular tests for early diagnosis and therapy selection, as well as to advance our research with the goal of turning lung cancer into a survivable disease.”

Bonnie J. Addario, Co-Founder and Board Chair of GO2 Foundation, added, “We couldn’t be more excited for OncoCyte’s support that will help change the lives of lung cancer patients. Our goal is to reach more people with life-saving benefits, personalized care and comprehensive services, as well as help drive future research breakthroughs. All of this can only be accomplished by patients, families, doctors, researchers and industry working together in strong partnerships to transform survivorship.”

OncoCyte will be a VIP Sponsor at this year’s Simply the Best Gala supporting the GO2 Foundation’s ongoing work in helping lung cancer patients in communities across the country and around the world. In addition to the Gala, OncoCyte will be supporting the 2019 Care Continuum Centers of Excellence Summit in Nashville later this year. 

About OncoCyte Corporation
OncoCyte is a molecular diagnostics company providing actionable answers at critical decision points across the lung cancer care continuum, with the goal of improving patient outcomes by accelerating and optimizing diagnosis and treatment. The company is currently preparing to launch a treatment stratification test that enables the identification of early-stage lung cancer patients at high risk for recurrence, allowing them to be treated when their cancer is still responsive to adjuvant chemotherapy. DetermaVu, the company’s liquid biopsy test in development, utilizes a proprietary immune system interrogation approach to clarify which patients’ lung nodules are benign, enabling them to avoid potentially risky biopsy procedures.

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