Cancer Genetics, Inc. (CGI) to Present Results of Collaborative Renal Biopsy and Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma (ccRCC) Studies at the 2016 Genitourinary Cancer Symposium

Study Results Provide Actionable Information to Develop Customized Treatment of Renal Cell and Metastatic ccRCC Patients

Jan. 6, 2016 6:22 pm

RUTHERFORD, N.J., Jan. 06, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cancer Genetics, Inc. (Nasdaq:CGIX) (“CGI” or “The Company”), an emerging leader in DNA-based cancer diagnostics announced the presentation of results from collaborative studies with Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medical College. The first study focuses on actionable diagnostic and prognostic information provided by CGI’s proprietary next-generation sequencing panel using renal cancer biopsies. The second study focuses on identification of somatic variants in metastatic clear cell renal cell carcinoma patients. Posters with results of both studies will be presented during the 2016 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium, on January 7-9, 2016 in San Francisco, CA.

Cancer Genetics will present its poster during the following session:

Saturday, January 9, 2016
Title:                                        Clinical Utility of a Custom Next-Generation Sequencing Panel in the Diagnosis of Needle Biopsies from Renal Masses
Poster Display:                        Saturday, January 9, 2016; 7:00 AM-7:55 AM and 11:30 AM-1:00PM
Publication #:                          Abstract 528
Session:                                   Poster Session C
Location:                                 Moscone West Building, Board E11
Presenter:                                Banumathy Gowrishankar, Principal Scientist, Cancer Genetics, Inc.
Collaborators:                         Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Title:                                        Metastasis-Associated Mutations in Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma
Poster Display:                        Saturday, January 9, 2016; 7:00 AM-7:55 AM and 11:30 AM-1:00PM
Publication #:                          Abstract 600
Session:                                   Poster Session C
Location:                                 Moscone West Building, Board H19
Presenter:                                Banumathy Gowrishankar, Principal Scientist, Cancer Genetics, Inc.
Collaborators:                         Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center & Weill Cornell Medical College

The abstracts can be viewed online through the 2016 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium website.

About Cancer Genetics

Cancer Genetics Inc. is an emerging leader in personalized cancer diagnostics. Our tests target difficult to diagnose hematological, urogenital and HPV-associated cancers.  They are designed to guide the prognosis and treatment of these cancers with the goal of improving outcomes for patients. We have established strong clinical research collaborations with major cancer centers such as Memorial Sloan Kettering, The Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic and the National Cancer Institute.

We also offer a comprehensive range of non-proprietary oncology-focused tests and laboratory services that provide critical genomic information to healthcare professionals and biopharmaceutical companies. Our state-of-the-art reference labs are CLIA certified and CAP accredited in the US and have licensure from several states including New York State.

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January 6, 2016 - 6:22 PM EST

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