SAN DIEGO, May 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Trovagene, Inc. (NASDAQ: TROV), a developer of cell-free molecular diagnostics, announced today that clinical data from four studies utilizing its Precision Cancer MonitoringSM platform will be presented at the 2015 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL.
"We continue to build the body of clinical evidence supporting our Precision Cancer Monitoring platform, with several clinical utilities demonstrated in recently reported studies," stated Mark Erlander, Ph.D., chief scientific officer of Trovagene. "These utilities include the ability to determine response to therapy, identify disease progression earlier than cancer imaging, monitor for minimal residual disease after surgery, stratify patients according to baseline mutation load, and act as an alternative to invasive and costly biopsy procedures. We currently have five urine-based tests available to clinicians for the assessment of known driver mutations such as BRAF, KRAS and EGFR, which can be critical for precisely managing a patient's cancer."
June 1, 2015, 8:00 – 11:30 a.m. EDT Poster Display
June 1, 2015, 3:00 – 4:15 p.m. EDT Poster Discussion
Prognostic Value of Plasma Circulating Tumor (ct) DNA KRAS Mutations and Serum CA19-9 in Unresectable Pancreatic Cancer (PC) Patients
Poster Discussion Session: Gastrointestinal (Noncolorectal) Cancer
Collab./Presenter: Herlev Hospital, U. of Copenhagen, Trovagene/Vlada Melnikova, M.D., Ph.D.
May 31, 2015, 8:00 – 11:30 a.m. EDT
Low frequency KRAS G12/13 mutations in urine cell-free (cf) DNA from patients with BRAF V600E-mutant advanced cancers
Poster Session: Tumor Biology
Collaborator/Presenter: Filip Janku, M.D., Ph.D., MD Anderson Cancer Center
June 1, 2015, 8:00 – 11:30 a.m. EDT
Kinetic Monitoring of EGFR T790M in Urinary Circulating Tumor DNA Predicts Radiographic Progression and Response in Patients with Metastatic Lung Adenocarcinoma
Poster Session: Lung Cancer – Non-Small Cell Metastatic
Collaborator/Presenter: Hatim Husain, M.D., University of California San Diego - Moores Cancer Center
June 1, 2015, 8:00 – 11:30 a.m. EDT
Monitoring minimal residual disease (MRD) by KRAS mutation burden in urinary or plasma circulating tumor (ct) DNA in colorectal cancer (CRC) patients with resectable liver metastases
Poster Session: Gastrointestinal (Colorectal) Cancer
Collaborators/Sponsor: Genomac Research Institute and Trovagene/Cecile Rose Vibat, Ph.D.
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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