SAN DIEGO, Sept. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Biocept, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIOC), a molecular diagnostics company commercializing and developing blood-based liquid biopsies to provide information to physicians to improve the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, announces that clinical results featuring its liquid biopsy platform will be presented at the 2016 European Society For Medical Oncology (ESMO) Annual Congress, taking place October 7-11 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Study results highlighting the concordance and clinical utility of detecting actionable biomarkers in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) will be presented by Lourdes Barrera, Ph.D., Diagnostics Manager, AstraZeneca Oncology BU, Mexico. An abstract for the presentation can be found at: https://cslide.ctimeetingtech.com/library/esmo/browse/search/Mqr#2z94Y0UG
Title: Clinical evaluation of the utility of a liquid biopsy (circulating tumoral cells and ctDNA) to determine the mutational profile (EGFR, KRAS, ALK, ROS1 and BRAF) in advanced NSCLC patients
Date and Time: Sunday, October 9, 2016, 4:30 p.m. CEST (Central European Summer Time) Basic Science and Translational Research; Poster Discussion Session: Berlin Room, Central Hall
Biocept, Inc. is a molecular diagnostics company with commercialized assays for lung, breast, gastric, colorectal and prostate cancers, and melanoma. The Company uses its proprietary liquid biopsy technology to provide physicians with information for treating and monitoring patients diagnosed with cancer. The Company's patented Target Selector™ liquid biopsy technology platform captures and analyzes tumor-associated molecular markers in both circulating tumor cells (CTCs) and in plasma (ctDNA). With thousands of tests performed, the platform has demonstrated the ability to identify cancer mutations and alterations to inform physicians about a patient's disease and therapeutic options. For additional information, please visit www.biocept.com.
Physicians interested in ordering Biocept's liquid biopsy tests for cancer biomarkers should contact Customer Service at 858-320-8206, or visit http://biocept.com/medical-professionals/.
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