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VolitionRx Initiates Second Prostate Cancer Pilot Study Assessing Nucleosomics Technology

VolitionRx Limited (NYSE MKT: VNRX), a life sciences company focused on developing blood-based diagnostic tests for a broad range of cancer types and other conditions, recently announced that it has initiated a pilot study to assess the feasibility of VolitionRx’s proprietary NuQ® assays in detecting prostate cancer. The study is in collaboration with ImmuneHealth, a global biomarker contract research organization (CRO), and is taking place in Belgium.  

Aethlon Medical and Exosome Sciences Announce the Advancement of a Broad-Spectrum Cancer Detection and Monitoring Platform

Aethlon Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ:OTCQB:AEMD), and its diagnostic subsidiary, Exosome Sciences, Inc. (ESI), recently announced that ESI researchers have developed and initially validated a lectin-based diagnostic platform that is able to isolate exosome-based biomarkers underlying a broad-spectrum of oncology indications.  Aethlon Medical develops targeted therapeutic devices to address infectious disease, cancer and other life-threatening conditions.  ESI develops exosome-based solutions to diagnose and monitor cancer and neurodegenerative disorders.

Bayer HealthCare to Collaborate with Sysmex Inostics GmbH to Develop Blood-based Companion Diagnostic Tests in Oncology

Bayer HealthCare has entered into a master collaboration agreement with the diagnostic company Sysmex Inostics GmbH for the development of companion diagnostics for targeted cancer therapies. The innovative blood-based companion diagnostic solutions offered by Sysmex Inostics will complement anti-cancer agents developed by Bayer.

ASCO and the CAP Release Updated Guideline on HER2 Testing in Breast Cancer

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the College of American Pathologists (CAP) recently issued a joint, updated guideline aimed at improving the accuracy and reporting of human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) testing in patients with invasive breast cancer. The guideline update is based on a systematic review of medical research literature, providing oncologists and pathologists with detailed recommendations for how to test for HER2 overexpression, interpret the results, and recommend HER2-targeted therapies. The guideline, originally issued in 2007, is being published in ASCO’s Journal of Clinical Oncology (JCO) and the CAP’s Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine. The joint guideline was prepared by an ASCO/CAP Update Committee consisting of experts in breast cancer and cancer biomarkers.

Caris Life Sciences Launches Significant Enhancements to Industry-leading Cancer Tumor Profiling Service

Caris Life Sciences®, a leading biosciences company focused on fulfilling the promise of personalized medicine, recently launched significant enhancements to its Molecular Intelligence™ tumor profiling service. These enhancements include significant updates to MI Portal™, the company’s online physician resource, a streamlined molecular profiling panel structure and the addition of two biomarkers.