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New Study Demonstrates Clinical Validity of EarlyCDT-Lung™
Date:8/5/2010

an class="xn-person">William C. Wood, M.D., Paul Maddison, M.D., Graham Healey, BSc, Geoffrey Hamilton Fairley, BSc, Anthony C. Barnes, Ph.D. and John F.R. Robertson, M.D.

(1) http://www.lungcancerfoundation.org/about-lung-cancer/fact-sheets/

(2) American Cancer Society

(3) American Lung Association

About Early Immuno-Biomarkers

Early immuno-biomarkers, in the form of autoantibodies, are produced in response to the presence of certain by-products from cancer cells (i.e., proteins called antigens). When the body recognizes something as "non-self" one of the ways it responds is for the immune system to produce large amounts of antibodies. The immune system does not normally produce antibodies against normal tissue antigens and therefore these immuno-biomarkers to cancer antigens provide high specificity for cancer. Tests that detect autoantibodies to a single tumor protein have been available for a number of years but have had low pickup rates (sensitivity). Previously, multiple antigen tests had low specificity, especially for early detection. Oncimmune's EarlyCDT-Lung test has increased the sensitivity of the autoantibody test while maintaining a high level of specificity.

About Oncimmune EarlyCDT-Lung

Oncimmune's EarlyCDT-Lung test uses a panel of
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