Metastatic cancer is a cagey adversary, a shape- and form-changing disease that can be understood only by following its dynamics at a cellular level. Because most tests are based upon fixed assumptions of what cancer looks like, however, they come up short. For that reason, Epic Sciences chose a research road less traveled, a bias-free approach that looks at all the cells in a non-invasive blood sample, and thus sees those rare cells that others miss.
Every cancer is as unique as the person who carries it. So the tests that diagnose and monitor the illness must be eminently personal, proven and precise.
If you can’t see the problem, you can’t solve it.
Maximizing a revolutionary component: Certainty.
Epic’s new AR-V7 CTC liquid biopsy test is the first clinically proven predictive test for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. This test requires but a simple blood draw and is unambiguous, giving doctors a clearer picture of a patient's metastatic disease, thus allowing them to proceed with confidence and certainty while sparing patients the anxiety associated with the uncertainty of an uninformed choice.
A bias-free vision of cancer research.
At Epic Sciences, we develop clinical solutions that accelerate drug development and provide valuable insights into the dynamics of cancer growth, evolution and heterogeneity. Our AR-V7 CTC test, for example, has demonstrated predictive clinical utility for prostate cancer. It’s but one example of our dedication to the development of proven tests to guide therapy selection across the most impactful drug classes in oncology.
Genomic Health to market Epic Sciences’ AR-V7 liquid biopsy test.
New York, GenomeWeb — Genomic Health and Epic Sciences today announced that they have signed an exclusive agreement under which Genomic Health will commercialize Epic Sciences' AR-V7 liquid biopsy test in the United States.
Test aids prostate cancer treatment.
New York, Wall Street Journal — Genomic Health Inc. has struck a deal to commercialize a new blood test that can help advanced prostate cancer patients decide whether to try costly new-generation drugs or rely on much cheaper traditional chemotherapy to improve their chances for survival.
Guest Commentary: Back to cancer’s drawing board.
By Murali Prahalad of Epic Sciences — A curious problem arises for each new precision oncology therapeutic with a companion diagnostic: Many predicted responders exhibit primary resistance.
Epic Sciences' circulating tumor cell prostate cancer test shows promise in new JAMA study.
Chicago, GenomeWeb — A new study by researchers from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has demonstrated the predictive power of an AR-V7 protein expression test using Epic Sciences' non-EPCAM-based circulating tumor cell detection platform, which could help guide treatment decisions for men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.