PARSIPPANY, N.J., Feb. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Interpace Diagnostics Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: IDXG), a fully integrated commercial company that provides clinically useful molecular diagnostic tests and pathology services, announced today the acceptance of four posters to be presented at the upcoming United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) meeting being held March 4-10, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas.
The posters reflect a review of data from the Company's extensive experience in molecular thyroid testing, including experience with over 5000 analyses of indeterminate thyroid nodules using its combined mutational (ThyGenX®) and microRNA classifier (ThyraMIR®) testing format. Fundamental insights into the mechanism of thyroid cancer development and progression are reported as well as a comprehensive statistical analysis of the mutational and microRNA profiling features representing the largest integrated analysis of DNA and RNA alterations in existence for commercially available molecular products in the area of thyroid cancer.
The United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) has been the most prestigious provider of continuing medical education (CME) for pathologists globally for more than a century, superbly integrating CME into the process for improving professional practice and patient outcomes by reducing the gap between evidence-based practices and adoption of those practices into clinical care. The organization boasts a membership of 10,000 Pathologists and other practitioners committed to this goal.
The accepted posters that will be presented at the conference are entitled "The Role of miRNA Expression Analysis in Needle Aspirate Cytology of Indeterminate Thyroid Nodules", "Clinical and Biological Significance of Common Mutational Genotypes of Thyroid Follicular Neoplasia", "Biological Aggressiveness of Thyroid Neoplasia Depends on the Strength of the Genetic Mutation and Associated Cellular Interaction", and "MicroRNA Profiling Complements Microscopic/Mutational Analysis by Defining Alternative Pathways of Carcinogenesis."
According to Jack Stover, President & CEO of Interpace, "We are pleased that this work has been accepted for presentation at the upcoming USCAP meeting. The acceptance of these four posters by this prestigious international organization reflects the strength of our ongoing commitment to demonstrate the exceptional clinical utility of our tests globally."
About Thyroid Nodules, ThyGenX and ThyraMIR testing
According to the American Thyroid Association, approximately 15% to 30% of the 525,000 thyroid fine needle aspirations (FNAs) performed on an annual basis in the U.S. are indeterminate for malignancy based on standard cytological evaluation, and thus are candidates for ThyGenX® and ThyraMIR®.
ThyGenX and ThyraMIR reflex testing yields high predictive value in determining the presence and absence of cancer in thyroid nodules. The combination of both tests can improve risk stratification and surgical decision-making when standard cytopathology does not provide a clear diagnosis for the presence of cancer.
ThyGenX utilizes state-of-the-art next-generation sequencing (NGS) to identify more than 100 genetic alterations associated with papillary and follicular thyroid carcinomas, the two most common forms of thyroid cancer. ThyraMIR is the first microRNA gene expression classifier. MicroRNAs are small, non-coding RNAs that bind to messenger RNA and regulate expression of genes involved in human cancers, including every subtype of thyroid cancer. ThyraMIR measures the expression of 10 microRNAs. Both ThyGenX and ThyraMIR are covered by both Medicare and Commercial insurers.
About Interpace Diagnostics Group, Inc.
Interpace is a fully integrated commercial company that provides clinically useful molecular diagnostic tests and pathology services for evaluating risk of cancer by leveraging the latest technology in personalized medicine for better patient diagnosis and management. The Company currently has three commercialized molecular tests: PancraGEN®, for the evaluation of pancreatic cysts and assessment of risk of concomitant or subsequent cancer; ThyGenX®, for the diagnosis of thyroid cancer from thyroid nodules utilizing a next generation sequencing assay; and ThyraMIR®, for the diagnosis of thyroid cancer from thyroid nodules utilizing a proprietary gene expression assay. Interpace's mission is to provide personalized medicine through molecular diagnostics and innovation to advance patient care based on rigorous science. For more information, please visit Interpace Diagnostics' website at www.interpacediagnostics.com
Interpace Diagnostics is a company that provides clinically useful molecular diagnostic tests and pathology services for evaluating risk of cancer by leveraging the latest technology in personalized medicine for better patient diagnosis and management. The Company currently has three commercialized molecular tests; PancraGen® for the diagnosis and prognosis of pancreatic cancer from pancreatic cysts; ThyGenX, for the diagnosis of thyroid cancer from thyroid nodules utilizing a next generation sequencing assay and ThyraMIR, for the diagnosis of thyroid cancer from thyroid nodules utilizing a proprietary gene expression assay. Interpace Diagnostics' mission is to provide personalized medicine through molecular diagnostics and innovation to advance patient care based on rigorous science.
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