SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Anixa Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANIX), a biotechnology company focused on using the body's immune system to fight cancer, presented the latest data from its ongoing study focusing on early detection of breast cancer, utilizing Cchek™, its artificial intelligence (AI) driven cancer detection technology, at the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) Special Conference on Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy. The conference is designed to integrate multidisciplinary facets of basic cancer immunology and immunotherapy to broaden the understanding of ways to harness the immune system to address cancer. The conference was held November 27–30, 2018 in Miami Beach, Florida.
Anixa presented data demonstrating the ability of Cchek™ to identify the presence of early stage breast cancer in a subject by using its AI technology to analyze a simple blood draw. The Cchek™ technology demonstrated a sensitivity of 89.3% when detecting early stage breast cancer (Stage I or II) and a specificity (the ability to correctly identify healthy subjects) of 94.7% when used to test blinded samples. Furthermore, Cchek™ was also able to detect the early stages of breast cancer (Stage 0) in subjects with biopsy-confirmed ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), a type of pre-cancerous/non-invasive breast lesion that often leads to invasive breast cancer, with 72% sensitivity. The presentation is available on Anixa's website, or it may be requested by sending an email to [email protected] and including your name, title, and contact information.
"We are pleased to have made our presentation titled, Combining the immunophenotyping of MDSCs and lymphocytes with artificial intelligence (AI) to predict early stage breast cancer, at the AACR Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy conference. This data was focused on using our Cchek™ technology to detect breast cancer in its early stages, primarily stage I and II when the cancer is more easily treated. The majority of screening technologies currently used for breast cancer detection, such as mammography, have the ability to detect later stage breast malignancies rather successfully but have shown difficulty with earlier stages. A major challenge with mammography is the large number of false positives resulting in overtreatment and many unnecessary biopsies," stated Dr. Amit Kumar, President and CEO of Anixa Biosciences. "As our study continues, we hope to enable a better approach for identifying breast cancer as early as possible including even when a non-invasive breast cancer lesion is present, such as in the case of DCIS. We have previously announced that our initial commercial focus is on a prostate cancer test for which we will be meeting with the USFDA on December 17, 2018. We recently presented our latest prostate cancer data at the 33rd Annual Meeting of The Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC)," added Dr. Kumar.
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About Anixa Biosciences, Inc. Anixa, a cancer-focused biotechnology company, is harnessing the body's immune system in the fight against cancer. Anixa is developing both diagnostics and therapeutics to detect cancer early, when it is most curable, and to treat those afflicted once diagnosed. It is developing the CchekTM platform, a series of inexpensive non-invasive blood tests for the early detection of solid tumors, which is based on the body's immune response to the presence of a malignancy. It is also developing chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR-T) based immuno-therapy drugs which genetically engineer a patient's own immune cells to fight cancer. Anixa also continually examines emerging technologies in complementary or related fields for further development and commercialization. Additional information is available at www.anixa.com.
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