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Columbia University Medical Center Sponsors Clinical Study Using Biocept’s Liquid Biopsy Platform to Evaluate Cerebrospinal Fluid of Breast Cancer Patients for Metastatic Biomarkers

Biocept, Inc., a leading commercial provider of clinically actionable liquid biopsy tests designed to improve the outcomes of cancer patients, announces that Columbia University Medical Center will conduct a study to evaluate the clinical utility of the Company’s Target Selector™ platform to diagnose leptomeningeal metastases (LM) in patients with breast cancer.  LM occurs when tumor cells gain access to cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pathways and regrow in distant sites within the spinal cord and brain leading to neurological complications. Biocept’s liquid biopsy platform will be used to test the CSF of breast cancer patients and will be compared to standard methods for confirming the diagnosis of LM.

Myriad Acquires Sividon Diagnostics, Strengthens Market Leading Oncology Product Portfolio with Breast Cancer Prognostic Test EndoPredict

Myriad Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ:MYGN), a leader in molecular diagnostics and personalized medicine, recently announced that it has acquired Sividon Diagnostics, a leading breast cancer prognostic company, for €35 million upfront with the potential for €15 million in additional performance-based milestones. The transaction closed on May 31, 2016. Myriad expects the deal to be neutral to both revenue and earnings in fiscal year 2017. 

Biocept Launches Blood-based Test for Prostate Cancer and Expands Offering in Breast Cancer

Biocept, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIOC), a molecular diagnostics company commercializing and developing biomarkers to improve the detection and treatment of cancer, announces the launch of the CLIA-validated androgen receptor expression assay using a patient’s blood for the detection and monitoring of late-stage prostate cancer and a certain form of breast cancer.

Provista Diagnostics Announces Pivotal Clinical Results for Videssa Breast – A Simple Blood Test for Early and Accurate Breast Cancer Detection

Provista Diagnostics, Inc. recently announced that Ana Lourenco, M.D. of Rhode Island Medical Imaging, will present data from their second prospective clinical study at the 101st Scientific Assembly & Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago, IL. Dr. Lourenco will be presenting “Proteomics at Work: Can a Protein-based Blood Assay Help Detect Breast Cancer in Women Aged 25-75 with BI-RADS® 3 or 4 Imaging Findings?” as part of the Breast Imaging (Practice Issues) Education Session. The presentation will take place on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 3:20 PM in meeting room E451A at the McCormick Place Lakeside Center in Chicago, IL.

Biomarkers for Chemo Resistance Could Lead to Better Breast-Cancer Treatments

Chemotherapy drugs are typically successful at killing cancerous cells during initial treatment, but some cancers develop resistance to treatment. A new study by University of Wisconsin researchers has identified how this resistance develops in some breast cancers and should lead to more patient-specific treatments.