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ARUP Laboratories Introduces Blood Test to Aid in the Early Detection of Lung Cancer
Date:1/9/2013

its utility to detect early-stage lung cancer and its overall performance. The Scottish government is conducting a 10,000-patient randomized clinical trial to validate the economic benefit of the test in screening high-risk patients.

Patient blood samples sent to ARUP will be analyzed at Oncimmune’s CLIA-certified laboratory located in metropolitan Kansas City.

“We are delighted to make the EarlyCDT-Lung test available to our clients through this partnership with Oncimmune,” said Dr. David Grenache, ARUP’s medical director of special chemistry. “This test represents a novel blood-based approach to testing those individuals at high risk of developing lung cancer. We feel it is a welcome addition to our extensive oncology test menu and complements our existing lung cancer test offerings.”

About ARUP

ARUP Laboratories is a national clinical and anatomic pathology reference laboratory and an enterprise of the University of Utah and its Department of Pathology. With more than 3,000 employees, ARUP offers in excess of 3,000 tests and test combinations, ranging from routine screening tests to highly esoteric molecular and genetic assays.

About Oncimmune

Oncimmune is a privately funded company located in Nottingham, UK with US headquarters and a CLIA laboratory in metropolitan Kansas City. The company launched a proprietary platform technology for early cancer detection, called EarlyCDT® with the first commercially available test, EarlyCDT®-Lung a blood test to aid in the early detection and risk assessment of lung cancer, released in 2009. The EarlyCDT® platform technology measures autoantibodies (immuno-biomarkers) in blood that form early in carcinogenesis. 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 im
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