|OncoCyte to Present Data from its Liquid Biopsy Breast Cancer Diagnostic Test at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium|
The data to be presented are from the Company’s NICE-BC (Non-Invasive Confirmatory dEtection (of) Breast Cancer follow-on study. The data confirm the findings from OncoCyte’s previous breast cancer study, which were presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) in
The AUC of a test is a measure that combines sensitivity and specificity to express its total accuracy, with 1.0 being perfect accuracy and 0.50 being a random result. Sensitivity and specificity are statistical measures of test performance, with sensitivity measuring the percentage of malignant lumps or masses that are identified correctly by the test and specificity measuring the percentage of benign lumps or masses correctly identified.
“We look forward to reporting data from our breast cancer diagnostic development program at this prestigious conference,” said
The data from the NICE-BC study will be presented at SABCS 2017 by
The current standard of care for breast cancer diagnosis – annual or biannual mammogram screenings – does not meet the needs of large populations of women for whom mammography alone is not sufficient. These populations include women with dense breast tissue, genetic mutations (BRCA), a family history of breast cancer, or those who have suspicious mammogram screening results (BIRADs 3 or 4). The Company’s non-invasive liquid biopsy breast cancer diagnostic is intended to be a confirmatory, post-mammogram test that would address the needs of some of these populations, thereby reducing the number of patients subjected to invasive procedures.
According to published reports, there are about 39 million mammograms performed annually in the U.S., resulting in 1.6 million breast biopsies per year. Of these, only 260,000 (16%) result in a cancer diagnosis. The large number of suspicious findings in diagnostic mammograms leads to a significant amount of unnecessary invasive follow-up procedures. The financial burden to the healthcare system imposed by the follow-up testing of false-positive mammograms and breast cancer over-diagnosis is estimated to be
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