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Enrollment in Pharmatech’s Revolutionary AccessPPM Program Launches

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Pharmatech commences enrollment for its AccessPPM program after a two year investment into this game-changing method for matching cancer patients to cancer clinical trials.

Utilizing the Paradigm Cancer Diagnostic (PCDx) molecular profiling and patients’ treatment history, AccessPPM matches patients into the clinical trial that is suited for their disease. Clinical trials of today are targeted at specific cancers, disease staging, as well as genetic mutations – which may be a contributing factor for the cancer in the first place. The challenge is that this information may not be well known to the patient or even their treating oncologist. Therefore, patients in AccessPPM have their tumor biopsy analyzed for over expression of certain biomarkers and are matched with the right study.

Rob Bohacs, CEO of Pharmatech, commented, “We are sincerely pleased to begin the enrollment phase of this program and begin to match patients with clinical trials at a genetic level. The evolution of research today is transforming and research is accelerating, but there is a disconnect between patients’ understanding of their disease and the complexity of clinical trails. Clinical trials are being designed to target mutations at a cellular level and that complexity challenges the ability to match patients to the right study. AccessPPM will change the way patients access clinical trials and will help pharmaceutical companies identify patients that are interested in research.”

The comprehensive molecular testing will be performed by Paradigm at their commercial laboratory at the University of Michigan. The Paradigm PCDx test evaluates over 500 molecular abnormalities and delivers those results in one week, to the treating physician. The test evaluates the known, clinically actionable mutations for solid tumor malignancies, and provides specific associations for potential FDA approved therapies and investigational treatments.

Source: Pharmatech