FT MYERS, FL / ACCESSWIRE / March 16, 2023 / NeoGenomics, Inc. (NASDAQ:NEO), a leading provider of oncology testing and global contract research services, announced today the commercial availability of the RaDaR® assay, a liquid biopsy test for molecular/minimal residual disease (MRD). MRD is the trace amounts of circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) that remain after surgery or other cancer treatment. The announcement comes after several recent publications demonstrating the clinical utility of the RaDaR test, particularly in the breast cancer space, with the CHiRP study published at ASCO 2022, and presentations of data for the TRACER and cTRAK-TN study cohorts at the most recent SABCS conference.
"The RaDaR assay addresses one of the most difficult challenges in oncology diagnostics by allowing oncologists to spot small amounts of cancer cells with greater sensitivity and much earlier than with standard tests," said Chris Smith, Chief Executive Officer, NeoGenomics. "The detection of minimal residual disease and recurrence is a new frontier in cancer diagnostics that has the potential to significantly impact treatment decisions and ultimately, patient outcomes."
Results from the RaDaR test can help clinicians determine whether their cancer patients have residual disease after curative intent therapy or surgery. This can help inform treatment decisions for patients, and can be utilized to monitor patients to detect recurrent disease ahead of traditional monitoring methods.
The RaDaR assay has been available over the last year for use in clinical research studies and pharmaceutical collaborations and is now fully available to U.S. clinicians. The RaDaR assay is available to order for breast, colorectal, lung, and head and neck cancer patients.
The RaDaR® assay is a personalized, tumor-informed, highly sensitive technology that tracks a set of up to 48 tumor-specific variants in cell-free DNA (cfDNA) within a cancer patient's blood plasma. Built on the proven InVision® platform, the personalized RaDaR assay has been designed to detect minimal residual disease (MRD) and recurrence following curative intent or definitive treatment, and early signs of relapse, and has been validated for clinical use in breast, colorectal, head and neck, as well as lung cancers. MRD is the trace amounts of circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) that remain after surgery or other cancer treatment.
The RaDaR workflow leverages proprietary algorithms to both create personalized RaDaR panels for each patient and analyze results of a RaDaR test, all culminating in an exceptionally sensitive test with one of the industry's leading limit of detections (LODs) down to 0.001%.
The RaDaR assay is a laboratory developed test (LDT) which has been granted Breakthrough Device Designation by the US FDA for use in the detection of MRD in early-stage cancer patients and has received the CE mark for the detection of MRD and recurrence. RaDaR is also available for pharmaceutical, biotechnology companies and commercial entities in early through late-stage cancer development programs across a range of cancer types.
About NeoGenomics, Inc.
NeoGenomics, Inc. specializes in cancer genetics testing and information services, providing one of the most comprehensive oncology-focused testing menus in the world to help physicians diagnose and treat cancer.
NeoGenomics is committed to connecting patients with life altering therapies and trials. We believe that, together, with our partners, we can help patients with cancer today and the next person diagnosed tomorrow. In carrying out these commitments, NeoGenomics adheres to all applicable state and federal data protection laws, provides transparency and choice to patients regarding the handling and use of their data through expressed authorizations and our Notice of Privacy Practices, and has invested in leading technologies to ensure the data we maintain is secured at all times.
Headquartered in Fort Myers, FL, NeoGenomics operates CAP accredited and CLIA certified laboratories in Fort Myers and Tampa, Florida; Aliso Viejo and San Diego, California; Research Triangle Park, North Carolina; Houston, Texas; Atlanta, Georgia; Nashville, Tennessee; and CAP accredited laboratories in Cambridge, UK, Rolle, Switzerland, and China. NeoGenomics serves the needs of pathologists, oncologists, academic centers, hospital systems, pharmaceutical firms, integrated service delivery networks, and managed care organizations throughout the United States, and pharmaceutical firms in Europe and Asia.
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Released March 16, 2023