New Chronix Liquid Biopsy Test Could Save Doctors On Immunotherapy Costs
Chronix Biomedical continues to demonstrate the potential of its blood-based cancer test across a growing range of indications – this time, its ability to help doctors assess how well patients are responding to immunotherapy, at an earlier stage than current diagnostic imaging methods.
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ASCO 2017: Myriad's MyRisk; Nanobiotix' NBTXR3; Chronix' CNI Test; Sirtex SIR-Spheres; ANGLE’s Parsortix CTC Harvester
Over 30,000 oncologists and other health professionals attended the 2017 American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting in Chicago, June 2-6. This year's meeting included several presentations on emerging cancer diagnostic and device treatment strategies, including genetic tests, liquid biopsy systems, radioenhancers, and microspheres intended to improve chemotherapy outcomes.
Chronix Biomedical's blood-based liquid biopsy test showed promise in predicting therapeutic response to chemotherapy in a blinded proof-of-concept study presented at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) annual meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana (April 16-20).