Epic Sciences, Inc. announced today that Murali Prahalad, Ph.D., president and CEO, is scheduled to present at the Molecular Medicine Tri-Con 2016, taking place at the Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco March 6-11, 2016.
Dr. Prahalad will give a presentation entitled, "Going Beyond Averages and Enumeration — How Epic Sciences 'no cell left behind' Platform is Driving Novel Insights in Cancer", which will discuss the cellular heterogeneity and unique proteomic and genomic profiles observed in cancer. This session will highlight how Epic Sciences’ unique enrichment-free approach enables new insights into cancer that surpass simple enumeration or the genomic averaging that results from the sequencing of tissue biopsy or cfDNA.
The details of the presentation are as follows:
- Date: Monday, March 7, 2016
- Track: Circulating Tumor Cells
- Time: 4:25pm (Pacific Time)
It is increasingly accepted that cancer is a heterogeneous disease comprised of multiple cellular species, each with a unique genomic and proteomic profile. Therefore, cancer is perhaps most treatable when approached as a collection of rare cells that can independently develop resistance to therapies, resulting in metastatic diseases that are often unresponsive to many standard of care treatments.
At Molecular Medicine Tri-Con, Dr. Prahalad will discuss how Epic Sciences’ no cell left behind® technology can be used to help triage therapies for improved clinical outcomes. Epic Sciences core technology identifies and characterizes all sub-types of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in the blood, a technical advantage enabling real-time insights into cancer heterogeneity that are necessary to improve drug development and optimize clinical trials for targeted or combination therapies.
About Epic Sciences
At Epic Sciences, we develop clinically proven predictive tests to detect and monitor cancer at the individual cell level. With a proprietary rare-cell detection engine, we provide insights to clinical, biotech, pharmaceutical and academic teams on how cancer emerges, mutates and remits so they can make pivotal decisions at every point in patient treatment with greater certainty. Recognizing the unique nature of each person’s cancer, we offer truly personalized diagnostic tests, while being non-invasive for the patient.
We have developed the first clinically proven predictive test for metastatic castration-resistant prostrate cancer (mCRPC), the Epic AR-V7 test. Using the same rare-cell detection platform and Epic’s biobank of over 30,000 blood samples, each profiled with predictive biomarkers, we partner with leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, major cancer centers, the National Cancer Institute (NCI), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to pursue additional predictive tests for breast, ovarian, colon and other cancers and diseases. Our mission is to revolutionize cancer care and therapies to make them as precise, safe and life-sustaining as humanly possible.
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