Pervenio™ Lung RS is a genetic test that examines activity of 14 genes in tumor tissue. The current JAMA study demonstrates that the test accurately predicted mortality risk among 269 T1a, node-negative patients. The test categorized 92 patients as high risk; survival among these patients was just over 50 percent. In contrast, survival among patients classified by the test as low risk was nearly 85 percent. Further, when patients with tumors smaller than one centimeter were examined, 100 percent of the low-risk patients survived, as compared to just over 30 percent of the patients determined to be at high risk by the test."Physicians don't need to send these early stage patients home for 'watchful waiting' anymore, knowing that a good percentage of them will see their cancer recur and many of those will die," said Ronnie Andrews, president of Medical Sciences at Life Technologies. "We haven't seen survival rates for early stage lung cancer improve significantly during the past 30 years, but now we have a tool that can help enable more patients to receive a treatment that may increase their survival closer to what we see in diseases in which we have made progress, such as breast and colon cancer."
JAMA Study Demonstrates Efficacy Of Life Technologies' Lung Cancer Test In Detecting Early Metastases, Supports Screening For Lung Cancer
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