Agendia, a global developer in personalized medicine and molecular cancer diagnostics, announced that the MammaPrint and BluePrint tests will be highlighted in nine scientific presentations at the upcoming 2016 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS).
One of the presentations will highlight the long-term outcomes of the use of MammaPrint compared to other breast cancer assays. The study, “Long-term follow-up of early stage breast cancer patients with results of MammaPrint, Oncotype DX and MammoStrat risk classification assays” (Shivers, et al.) will be presented at 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 10, 2016 in Hall 1.
In addition to the scientific presentations, Agendia will also host two dinner presentations on Thursday, December 8. The first presentation on “Using Advanced Genomics to Increase Precision Medicine in Breast Cancer Care” will feature William Audeh, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Agendia and Prof. Laura van ’t Veer, PhD, Chief Research Officer at Agendia, and Leader, Breast Oncology Program, and Director, Applied Genomics at UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.
The second dinner presentation will be held specifically for patient advocates. William Audeh, MD; Dennis Citrin, MB, PhD, Medical Oncologist with Cancer Treatment Centers of America; and Cari Grundman, Patient Advocate Manager with Agendia will discuss their clinical experiences using MammaPrint as well as the clinical trial data behind it.
For more information about either of these events, please inquire at the Agendia conference booth, #155.
MammaPrint is a diagnostic assay that helps predict clinical outcomes in women with early-stage breast cancer, identifying patients who are unlikely to benefit from chemotherapy to spare them from suffering unnecessary side effects and toxicity. It is the only FDA-cleared breast cancer recurrence assay designed for woman of all ages.
Unlike other assays with intermediate or indeterminate results, MammaPrint only provides definitive “High Risk” or “Low Risk” results. Furthermore, MammaPrint is supported by the highest level of evidence (Level 1A) from the MINDACT study that was recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
MINDACT was a collaboration between Agendia, the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) and the Breast International Group (BIG).
A unique phase III prospective, randomized, controlled study of 6,693 patients recruited across 112 European cancer centers, the MINDACT trial showed that 46% of breast cancer patients considered for chemotherapy, whose tumors were classified MammaPrint Low Risk, had excellent survival without chemotherapy, and could thus be candidates to avoid this toxic therapy.
The trial provided the highest level of clinical evidence (Level 1A) and confirmed the clinical utility of using Agendia’s MammaPrint 70-Gene Breast Cancer Recurrence Assay to help predict clinical outcome in women with early-stage breast cancer.