- The two presentations at AMP highlight the role of next-generation sequencing in lung cancer biomarker testing, including CGI’s liquid biopsy test, Liquid::Lung-cfDNA™
- Thermo Fisher’s next-generation sequencing panels are utilized by CGI as novel testing approaches to advance lung cancer precision medicine and eliminate time-consuming screening
RUTHERFORD, N.J., Nov. 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cancer Genetics, Inc. (Nasdaq:CGIX), a leader in enabling precision medicine for oncology through molecular markers and diagnostics, today announced that it will deliver two presentations on non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) at a workshop hosted by Thermo Fisher Scientific during the Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) Annual Meeting, taking place November 16-18, 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah. In addition, CGI will be exhibiting its wide range of products and services at the conference at CGI Booth #908.
Both oral presentations will take place during Thermo Fisher’s workshop titled "Next generation sequencing (NGS) in NSCLC biomarker testing" at 8:00 am MST on November 15th:
Oral Presentation Title: Cell-free DNA and Lung Cancer Clinical Research
Session: Clinical Research Testing
Presenter: CGI's Associate Director of Molecular Diagnostics Charles Ma, PhD
Synopsis: The presentation will cover how lung cancer liquid biopsy next-generation sequencing (NGS) testing can change the paradigm for lung cancer monitoring. Dr. Ma will present case studies demonstrating changes in the course of therapy leading to improved outcomes based on CGI's Liquid::Lung-cfDNA™ test. The test is based on Thermo Fisher's Oncomine™ Lung cfDNA assay and is available at CGI for both clinical care and for trials being performed by biotech and pharmaceutical companies.
Oral Presentation Title: More with Less, Clinical Next Generation Sequencing
Session: Companion Diagnostics Testing
Presenter: CGI's Medical Director Daniel Duncan, MD
Synopsis: The presentation will discuss how NGS can simplify the current elaborate testing algorithms of NSCLC and consolidate workflow. The talk will also explain how Thermo Fisher’s newly FDA-approved, multi-biomarker Oncomine Dx Target Test, which CGI now offers, is effective at delivering clinically-relevant information for NSCLC patients with minimum tissue requirements, streamlining how NSCLC patients are screened for FDA-approved targeted therapies. CGI is one of the first laboratories and precision medicine companies globally to make the novel, 23-gene Oncomine Dx Target Test available to the medical community.
CGI has an extensive heritage in biomarker and molecular profiling for lung cancer, and is very pleased to be able to continuously add novel lung cancer tests to its comprehensive menu of cutting-edge diagnostic services, as well as be one of the leading labs in the nation to provide rapid access to such tests. To learn more about CGI's offerings for NCSLC, please refer to Lung Complete™ - a unique suite of common and proprietary tests integrating the latest diagnostic, prognostic, and predictive markers to assist in lung cancer management.
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