SAN DIEGO, Oct. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Trovagene, Inc., (NASDAQ: TROV) a developer of cell-free molecular diagnostics, today announced the presentation of results from a field experience analysis featuring the use of its Precision Cancer MonitoringSM (PCM) platform to accurately identify mutational status, which can be critical for physicians to determine appropriate therapy for patients. Mark Erlander, Ph.D. chief scientific officer of Trovagene is delivering the results today in an oral presentation titled CLIA Laboratory Testing of Urinary BRAF V600E DNA mutations: Application in the Management of Patients with Histiocytic Diseases at the 3rd Annual Erdheim-Chester International Medical Symposium, MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.
"The ability to quickly and accurately determine BRAF mutational status is very important to our patients with histiocytic disease when assessing therapeutic options," stated Filip Janku, M.D. Ph.D., of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. "In patients that test positive for the mutation, the use of a BRAF inhibitor can offer a prolonged benefit that significantly improves their quality of life. We are encouraged by the recent advances in molecular diagnostic testing that can enable fast, accurate and non-invasive testing for our patients."
"These data again demonstrate the ability of our urinary liquid biopsy platform to determine and monitor mutational status in patients when tissue biopsy is either inconclusive or unavailable," stated Antonius Schuh, Ph.D., chief executive officer of Trovagene. "We are pleased to support the underserved histiocytic patient population for whom determining BRAF mutational status can be critical for therapeutic selection and improving treatment outcomes."
In October 2014, results from a blinded prospective clinical study were first published in the medical journal Cancer Discovery demonstrating that analysis of circulating tumor DNA from urine provides a convenient and reliable method to detect the presence of the BRAF V600E mutation and to monitor mutational load repeatedly for assessment of treatment response.
Trovagene's PCM BRAF V600E Mutation Detection Test is now available to healthcare providers for patient testing. Physicians interested in utilizing this test should contact Client Services at 888-391-7992. For more information, please visit www.trovagene.com/BRAF.
About Trovagene, Inc.
Headquartered in San Diego, California, Trovagene is leveraging its proprietary technology for the detection and monitoring of cell-free DNA in urine. The Company's technology detects and quantitates oncogene mutations in cancer patients for improved disease management. Trovagene's precision cancer monitoring platform is designed to provide important clinical information beyond the current standard of care, and is protected by significant intellectual property including multiple issued patents and pending patent applications globally.
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