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ALAMEDA, Calif., April 01, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OncoCyte Corporation (NYSE American: OCX), a developer of novel, non-invasive tests for the early detection of cancer, today announced that a late breaking abstract has been accepted for a poster presentation and discussion session at the American Thoracic Society 2019 International Conference, which is being held May 17 to May 22 in Dallas.
Details of the session and poster discussion are as follows:
|Session:||110 - THE FUTURE OF LUNG CANCER BIOMARKERS: WHERE SHOULD WE LOOK?|
|RAPiD: Rapid Abstract Poster Discussion Session|
|Day and time:||Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 2:15 - 4:15 PM EDT|
|Location:||Arena (Level 2), KBHCCD|
|Poster Title:||Blinded Prospective Validation Study of a Whole Blood Gene-Expression Classifier for the Diagnosis of Benign Versus Malignant Pulmonary Nodules|
|Viewing Time:||2:15-2:45 PM EDT|
|Discussion Time:||2:45-4:15 PM EDT|
The abstract can be viewed here.
The American Thoracic Society improves global health by advancing research, patient care, and public health in pulmonary disease, critical illness, and sleep disorders. Founded in 1905 to combat tuberculosis (TB), the ATS has grown to tackle asthma, COPD, lung cancer, sepsis, acute respiratory distress, and sleep apnea, among other diseases.
DetermaVu™ is being developed as an intermediate step to confirm the absence of cancer between imaging modalities (LDCTs) detecting suspicious lung nodules and downstream invasive procedures that determine if the nodules are malignant. OncoCyte estimates that a $4.7 billion annual market could develop in the U.S. for its confirmatory lung cancer liquid biopsy test, depending on market penetration and reimbursable pricing.
DetermaVu™ is a trademark of OncoCyte Corporation.
About OncoCyte Corporation
OncoCyte is focused on the development and commercialization of novel, non-invasive blood (“liquid biopsy”) diagnostic tests for the early detection of cancer. Early detection of cancer can improve health outcomes, reduce the cost of care, and improve patients’ quality of life. Liquid biopsy diagnostic tests like those OncoCyte is developing may reduce the need for costlier and riskier diagnostic procedures such as invasive biopsy procedures. OncoCyte is focusing its efforts on developing DetermaVu™ as a non-invasive confirmatory diagnostic test for lung cancer. DetermaVu™ is being developed using proprietary sets of genetic and protein molecular markers to detect the presence of lung cancer. OncoCyte also plans to conduct research to identify additional molecular markers, acquire or license markers and related technology, and develop cancer tests based on those markers.
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