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First Reportable Data of EarlyCDT™-Lung Use in Clinical Practice Presented at IASLC World Conference on Lung Cancer
Date:7/5/2011

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About Oncimmune EarlyCDT™-Lung

Oncimmune's EarlyCDT™-Lung test uses a panel of tumor antigens to detect the presence of immuno-biomarkers produced in the form of autoantibodies by the patient's immune system. Elevation of any one of the immuno-biomarkers (autoantibodies) in the panel above a predetermined cutoff value suggests that a tumor might be present, even before lung cancer symptoms may appear. This simple blood test aids in risk assessment and the early detection of lung cancer in high-risk patient populations. The key advantage of the test is its ability to detect cancer earlier, and with higher specificity, than spiral-CT which is the standard diagnostic imaging test used for these patients today. EarlyCDT-Lung is priced below a CT scan and as a simple blood test, eliminates radiation exposure from imaging screening techniques. High-risk individuals such as long-term smokers and ex-smokers between the ages of 40 and 75 and individuals with other risk factors such as environmental exposures and extensive exposure to second-hand smoke are candidates for the test. One of the smoking effects is a higher propensity for developing lung cancer, and patients who smoke or formerly smoked should be examined closely. Further research to investigate the most beneficial clinical use of the test (i.e., as a first test leading to further testing for those positive, or as a test providing further information to those who already have a CT identified lung nodule) is currently being finalized. Earl
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