Provista Diagnostics to Present Data from a Prospective Clinical Trial at the 2014 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium Data Highlights the Role of Serum Protein Biomarkers in Conjunction with Tumor Associated Autoantibodies to Distinguish Benign from Invasive Breast Lesions NEW YORK, NY – December 10, 2014: Provista Diagnostics, Inc., a privately-held molecular diagnostics company focused on developing and commercializing a new generation of proprietary blood-based diagnostic, prognostic and monitoring tests designed to address the unmet needs in women’s cancer, such as breast and gynecologic cancers, today announced that its President and CEO, David Reese, PhD, will present data from a prospective, randomized, multi-center clinical trial at the 37th Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) taking place December 9-13, 2014, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.
The details for the poster session for Provista Diagnostics are as follows:
Session: Detection/Diagnosis - Other
Poster Title: Provista-001: a multi-center prospective study of protein signature used in the differentiation of benign breast lesions from invasive breast cancer in women under the age of 50 with a BI-RADS 3 or 4.
Poster Number: P5 03 05
Presenter: David E. Reese, PhD
Date & Time: Friday, December 12, 2014 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. CT
Location: Halls A-B
Commenting on the upcoming presentation, Dr. Reese stated, “It is increasingly appreciated that over-diagnosis of breast lesions represent a significant problem in detection and screening of breast cancer especially in women under the age of 50 years. Despite this issue, few new technologies have been developed to augment standard of care in the more precise detection of breast cancer. At SABCS, we present data from a prospective, randomized multi-center study of 351 patients identifying a protein signature composed of Serum Protein Biomarkers (SPB) and tumor derived autoantibodies (TAAb) that can greatly increase the precision of the diagnosis of breast cancer in women under the age of 50.”
Provista Diagnostics management will be available to discuss its new generation of proprietary blood-based diagnostic, prognostic and monitoring tests at Exhibit Booth T19 from Wednesday, December 10 through Friday, December 12, 2014, during the exhibit hours of 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. CT.
About Provista Diagnostics, Inc.
Provista Diagnostics is a privately held molecular diagnostics company focused on developing and commercializing a new generation of proprietary blood-based diagnostic, prognostic and monitoring tests designed to address the unmet needs in women’s cancer, such as breast and gynecologic cancers. Additionally, Provista offers companion diagnostic services to the life sciences industry. Provista Diagnostics’ state-of-the-art, high complexity clinical laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to be compliant with the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA).
Additional information about Provista Diagnostics is available at ProvistaDx.com.
For thirty-seven years, the Symposium’s mission has been to provide state-of-the-art information on breast cancer research. From a one-day regional conference, the Symposium has grown to a five-day program attended by a broad international audience of academic and private researchers and physicians from over 90 countries.
The Symposium aims to achieve a balance of clinical, translational, and basic research, providing a forum for interaction, communication, and education for a broad spectrum of researchers, health professionals, and those with a special interest in breast cancer.
In 2007, the Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) at UT Health Science Center San Antonio and the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) announced a collaboration for the future of the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. The Symposium has been renamed the CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. Complementing the clinical strengths of the highly regarded annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, the AACR's scientific prestige in basic, translational and clinical cancer research will create a unique and comprehensive scientific meeting that will advance breast cancer research for the benefit of patients.
In 2005, Baylor College of Medicine became a joint sponsor of the symposium and will remain in the CTRC-AACR collaboration.
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