SAN DIEGO, Aug. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Trovagene, Inc. (NASDAQ: TROV), a developer of cell-free molecular diagnostics, announced today that clinical data featuring its Precision Cancer Monitoring℠ platform will be presented at the Next Generation Dx Summit in Washington, D.C. to be held August 18-20. The presentation, titled Urinary Circulating Free DNA Platform for Diagnosis and Cancer Treatment Monitoring will be presented by Mark Erlander, Ph.D., Trovagene's Chief Scientific Officer.
"We continue to advance our clinical programs and present data to the medical and scientific communities demonstrating the advantages of using our urine-based molecular diagnostics in the management of various cancer types," stated Erlander. "The data sets to be presented at this conference support the clinical utility of our non-invasive cancer monitoring tests and their ability to empower oncologists to detect and quantitatively track oncogene mutations to improve treatment decisions."
Next Generation Dx Summit
August 19 2015, 3:30 p.m. EDT Oral Presentation Urinary Circulating Free DNA Platform for Diagnosis and Cancer Treatment Monitoring Presenter: Mark Erlander, Ph.D., Trovagene, Inc. Highlights:
- Urine has been shown to be a viable specimen type for cancer monitoring using liquid biopsy and offers a unique ability to track tumor dynamics
- Several novel uses with Trovagene's PCM platform include the ability to determine minimal residual disease after surgery, determine early response to newly initiated therapy, monitor driver mutations, monitor for resistance mutations that emerge over time, and act as an alternative to tissue biopsy
- Data show that Trovagene's highly sensitive, quantitative, and non-invasive assays can be used to determine the induction of tumor apoptosis and response to therapy within the first week of treatment
About the Next Generation Dx Summit
The Next Generation Dx Summit brings together more than 900 diagnostics professionals from across the world, providing comprehensive programming and valuable networking opportunities. Spanning from clinical diagnostics to business strategy, the program encompasses predictive cancer biomarkers, companion diagnostics, infectious disease, point-of-care, pharmacy-based diagnostics, cell-free DNA, commercialization, cancer immunotherapy, and reimbursement.
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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