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PCL Alverno Laboratories Launches Blood Test to Aid in the Early Detection of Lung Cancer
Date:3/19/2013

(PRWEB) March 19, 2013

PCL Alverno announced today that it has recently entered into an agreement with Oncimmune® USA LLC to offer EarlyCDT®-Lung to their extensive physician base in the Midwest. EarlyCDT-Lung is an innovative blood test that aids in the risk assessment and the early detection of lung cancer.

“Oncimmune is excited to add PCL ALVERNO as a partner to offer EarlyCDT-Lung test to their physicians,” said Greg Stanley, Chief Commercial Officer at Oncimmune USA. “We believe that through this relationship with PCL ALVERNO and our growing base of partners in the US, we can improve the outlook and well-being for countless individuals who are at increased risk for developing lung cancer.”

Lung cancer is the primary cause of cancer deaths amongst men and women in the United States, killing more people each year than breast, colon, prostate, liver, kidney and melanoma combined. 85% of newly diagnosed cases of lung cancer are found symptomatically and most often at late stages; the 5-year survival rate can be as low as 4% in later stage lung cancer. In 2012, over 226,000 new cases of lung cancer were diagnosed and over 160,000 perished from the disease.

The performance and clinical utility of EarlyCDT-Lung test is supported by 17 peer-reviewed publications, click here. The test has a high specificity (93%), seven times fewer false positives and seven times better positive predictive value (PPV) than CT. Additionally, the test offers >91% accuracy, when
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