A new study found that many women can get unnecessary chemotherapy
SALT LAKE CITY, April 30, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Myriad Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MYGN), a global leader in personalized medicine, today announced that an international team of cancer researchers found that EndoPredict® the test accurately predicts which women with ER-positive, HER2-negative breast cancer will benefit from adjuvant chemotherapy. The findings of the study were published in the magazine today Breast cancer research and treatment.
"We are excited to publish our findings because ER-positive, HER2-negative breast cancer is the most common type of breast cancer and the key goal is to find out which women need endocrine therapy alone and need endocrine therapy and chemotherapy to get the best results. results, "said William J. Gradishar, MD, one of the authors of the study and head of hematology and oncology, medicine department, professor Betsy Bramsen, professor of breast cancer, and professor of medicine at the Feinberg Medical School of Northwestern University." Our study showed that the EndoPredict test can accurately identify patients who may benefit from adjuvant chemotherapy. This means that clinicians can use the EndoPredict test to personalize their care by directing chemotherapy to women with a high probability of benefit while avoiding excessive treatment of women who are unlikely to benefit. "
This study evaluated the ability of EndoPredict (EPclin) to predict the benefit of chemotherapy based on a 10-year repeat recurrence rate (ie, Metastatic Cancer) in women with ER-positive HER2 negative for five years. endocrine therapy (ET) alone or in combination with chemotherapy (ET + C). The analysis included data from 3,746 women (2,630 for ET and 1,116 for ET + C). The study found that women with high EndoPredict scores (ie> 3.3) receiving ET + C had a significantly lower risk of relapse after 10 years than ET alone (Chart 1). However, there were no significant differences between ET + C and ET in patients with low endoPredictus scores, suggesting that these women are unlikely to benefit from adjuvant chemotherapy.
"In this analysis with modern chemotherapy regimens, endoPredict high-end patients who underwent endocrine therapy and chemotherapy had significantly better results than endocrine patients alone," said Ivana Sestak, Ph.D., head of the Cancer Center, Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, Queen Mary University of London. "Based on these findings, oncologists should use the EndoPredict test to decide on the best treatment for their patients."
Chart 1: EndoPredict® It assumes the benefit of chemotherapy in women with ER +, breast cancer is available at:
"EndoPredict is an advanced medical precision test and is the only scientific rigor test that provides excellent risk stratification for patients with both node +/- breast cancer carcinomas, to identify those patients who can safely give up prolonged endocrine therapy after five years and importantly, predict the benefits of chemotherapy, ”said Johnathan Lancaster, MD, Ph.D., Chief Medical Officer, Myriad Genetics. "EndoPredict is covered by nearly all US health insurance companies because they have realized EndoPredict's ability to address unmet health needs, improve health outcomes for women, and potentially save health systems tens of millions of dollars."
The EndoPredict test has recently been included in the National National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Breast Cancer Directive. Follow Myriad on Twitter via @ MyriadGenetics to stay up to date with company updates and updates.
About Breast Cancer
One in eight American women will have breast cancer during their lives. Breast cancer is the second major cause of cancer death in American women. The American Cancer Society estimates in its cancer and 2019 data that more than 268,000 women will be informed that they have breast cancer in 2019.
EndoPredict is a second generation prognostic test that helps personalized treatment planning for patients with early breast cancer. EndoPredict has been validated in more than 3,500 patients with node negative and positive node disease and is the leading prognostic method of breast in Europe. Unlike the first generation of multigenic prognostic tests, EndoPredict contains a 12-gene molecular score with known prognostic factors of tumor size and nodal status. In clinical trials, EndoPredict demonstrated its ability to predict the risk of recurrence at different times: 0-5, 5-10, and 5-15 years. EndoPredict provides clinically applicable information to doctors and patients considering the use of adjuvant chemotherapy and extended endocrine therapy.
About Myriad Genetics
Myriad Genetics Inc. is a leading personalized medical company that engages in a trusted advisor that transforms patients around the world with pioneering molecular diagnostics. Myriad reveals and commercializes molecular diagnostic tests that: determine the risk of disease, accurately diagnose disease, assess the risk of disease progression, and manage treatment decisions in six major medical disciplines where molecular diagnostics can significantly improve patient care and reduce health care costs. Myriad focuses on five critical success factors: building on a solid hereditary cancer base, expanding new product expansions, expanding new product replacement coverage, increasing international revenue from RNA kits, and improving Elevate 2020 profitability.
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