News and Events
Epic Sciences and Genomic Health Announce Favorable Draft Local Coverage Determination (LCD) on Medicare Coverage for Use of the Oncotype DX® AR-V7 Nucleus Detect™ Test in Patients with Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer
Medicare Draft Coverage Supports Clinical Utility of the Oncotype DX AR-V7 Nucleus Detect Test, Providing 25,000 Medicare Patients with Coverage Once LCD Is Finalized
Epic Sciences to Present at the 2nd Annual CTIC Capital Cross-Border China-US Healthcare Investment Summit.
Epic Sciences is one of six select companies chosen to present
Epic Sciences launches metastatic breast cancer circulating tumor cell panel.
Epic Sciences, Inc. announces the release of its breast cancer single-cell profiling panel. The Epic breast cancer panel is the most comprehensive breast cancer biomarker panel available for characterization of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) within a blood sample.
Epic Sciences launches single-cell microsatellite and chromosomal instability genomic analysis.
New capability identifies sub-clonal tumor microsatellite instability in metastatic cancers to understand patient selection for PD-1 inhibitors, PARP inhibitors and combination therapies.
Liquid biopsy test identifies androgen receptor protein expression in circulating tumor cells in women with metastatic breast cancer.
Epic Sciences along with researchers at the MD Anderson Cancer Center (MDA) have recently published their findings on androgen receptor (AR) protein expression in circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in patients with metastatic breast cancer in PLOS One. The publication, the most comprehensive today in characterizing the AR protein in CTCs of patients with breast cancer, identifies subclonal heterogeneity of AR protein.
Calendar of Events
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL from June 1-5, 2018.
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL from April 14th - 18th, 2018
In the News
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.
Epic, Avera ink deal to use liquid biopsy platform in clinical studies.
New York, GenomeWeb — Epic Sciences and Avera Medical announced today that they have signed a deal under which the healthcare network will use the company's circulating tumor cell (CTC)-detection and -analysis platform in upcoming clinical studies of precision cancer therapies.
Every time Epic’s AR-V7 test is administered the healthcare system saves about $15,000 per year of life extended. In other words approximately $7,000 to $9,000 per patient tested.
Of the roughly 30 million cells in a typical blood sample, about 5 are cancer cells on their way to form tumors elsewhere in the body. Modern cancer diagnostics technology can't see them.
We spend about $100 billion a year on cancer drugs. But because we’re not matching the right drug to the right patient and their disease in a personalized way, about 3/4ths of that drug spend is wasted.
The Epic approach answers a critical question for a doctor: When is a patient resistant? By answering that question accurately and precisely we increase patient life and save the system money at the same time.
Today, Epic Sciences is embedded in clinical trials with 48 leading producers of oncology drugs and 35 of the top academic cancer hospitals.
It takes only 7 minutes to acquire an entire image of 6 million stained cells on a 1 x 3 slide. Then that image, which is about 20GB of data, gets sent up to the cloud where the algorithms run and find the rare events in about 2 more minutes.