Interpace Diagnostics Joins the Fight Against Pancreatic Cancer at the Pittsburgh PurpleStride Event

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s PurpleStride Events Raise Funds and Awareness for the Deadliest Major Cancer


PARSIPPANY, N.J., July 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Interpace Diagnostics (Nasdaq:IDXG) has joined the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) to raise critical funds and awareness for pancreatic cancer through the Pittsburgh PurpleStride Event. Employees and their families have united to create Team Interpace with a goal of raising $5,000 to support PanCAN’s mission to advance research, support patients and create hope.

The Pittsburgh PurpleStride Event, a 5K walk, will take place on September 9th at the Northshore RiverFront Park. This community event is planned by volunteers of PanCAN and will pay tribute to loved ones who have succumbed to pancreatic cancer, as well as honor those who are currently fighting it.

“Our employees in Pittsburgh are dedicated to providing diagnostic insights to physicians and patients at risk for developing pancreatic cancer,” said Jack Stover, President and CEO of Interpace. “Our focus in helping these patients aligns well with the objectives of PanCAN, and we are proud to participate in this important cause,” he added. 

As the leading pancreatic cancer organization, PanCAN is working to expedite progress, improve patient outcomes and double survival by 2020 through key initiatives like Precision PromiseSM and Know Your Tumor®.  The PanCAN has raised more than $87 million for this cause through community events from 2008 to 2016.

This year, an estimated 53,670 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and approximately 43,090 will die from the disease. The five-year survival rate for pancreatic cancer is just nine percent.

The Pittsburgh PurpleStride event aims to improve patient outcomes by raising significant funds for PanCAN this year.

To learn more about the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network or PanCAN and how you can make a difference, visit www.pancan.org.

About PancraGEN®

PancraGEN® is a pancreatic cyst molecular test that, by using a small sample of pancreatic cyst fluid, can aid in pancreatic cancer risk assessment. PancraGEN® is 90% accurate, according to clinical studies, enabling effective risk stratification of patients.  Pancreatic cancer is often difficult to diagnose in early stages and typically spreads rapidly with signs and symptoms appearing when the cancer is significantly advanced. Because of this, and that complete surgical removal of the pancreas is not possible, pancreatic cancer is considered a leading cause of cancer deaths.

About Interpace Diagnostics Group, Inc.

Interpace Diagnostics is a fully integrated commercial company that provides clinically useful molecular diagnostic tests and pathology services for evaluating risk of cancer by leveraging the latest technology in personalized medicine for better patient diagnosis and management. The Company currently has three commercialized molecular tests; PancraGEN® for the diagnosis and prognosis of pancreatic cancer; ThyGenX, for the diagnosis of thyroid cancer from thyroid nodules utilizing a next generation sequencing assay and ThyraMIR®, for the diagnosis of thyroid cancer utilizing a proprietary gene expression assay. Interpace Diagnostics' mission is to provide personalized medicine through molecular diagnostics and innovation to advance patient care based on rigorous science.

About the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN)
The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) is accelerating the pace of research progress for one of the world’s deadliest cancers. With an urgent mission to improve outcomes for pancreatic cancer patients and double survival by 2020, the organization, founded in 1999, executes a bold and comprehensive strategy to Wage Hope through research, patient services, advocacy and community engagement. The organization’s visionary goals, world-class programs and services, extensive grassroots network, patient-focused outcomes and advisory board of scientific and medical leaders, provide the critical backdrop to help pancreatic cancer patients today and create transformational change for all patients in the future.

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Interpace Diagnostics Media Contact:
Paul Kuntz
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paul@redchip.com
412-708-4590

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July 13, 2017 - 2:19 PM EDT


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