SAN DIEGO – May 26, 2016 – – Pathway Genomics today provided an update on the clinical development program for its liquid biopsy, CancerIntercept™ Detect, a non-invasive screening test for detection of mutations that have been associated with cancer. Pathway Genomics researchers have initiated a clinical trial for the detection of thyroid cancer – the company’s third ongoing study for the technology. The company also announced the publication of two abstracts in the 2016 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting Proceedings.
“The initiation of the thyroid study is an important step in our clinical development program for CancerIntercept and will help increase our understanding of its potential as a biomarker for the early detection of thyroid cancer,” said Glenn Braunstein, M.D., chief medical officer of Pathway Genomics. “We are in the process of initiating additional disease specific studies for early cancer detection in high risk patients, including a study in lung cancer, and will present and publish the data in the appropriate forums.”