New Research on PCA3 Presented at the 2013 European Association of Urology
PCA3 has an Established Place in the Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer
QUEBEC CITY, March 21, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - DiagnoCure, Inc. (TSX: CUR) is
pleased to report that Dr. Harry Rittenhouse spoke about the clinical utility
of the urinary marker PCA3 during the International Conference on Prostate
Cancer Prevention 2013 with Consensus Conference on Chemoprevention of
Prostate Cancer held during the 28(th) annual European Association of Urology
(EAU) congress held in Milan from March 15-19th.
One of the goals of this day-long special session during the EAU congress was
to discuss current management approaches to prostate cancer screening and
hopefully come up with some consensus statements in early detection and
prognostic biomarkers to predict high grade disease and the most appropriate
clinical preventions. One of the session chairmen, Professor Powel Brown of
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, shared his hopes to see a
strong message on the use of biomarkers for prognostic stratification of
prostate cancer into low and high risk disease. For Dr. Jack A. Schalken,
Professor of experimental urology at the Radboud University Nijmegen Medical
Center (The Netherlands), there is no doubt that "PCA3 has an established
place in the diagnosis of prostate cancer and is now also considered for
follow-up use in chemoprevention studies".
In a separate thematic session where prostate cancer experts from both sides
of the Atlantic discussed current work on candidate tumor markers for prostate
cancer and the prospects for these biomarkers to serve as possible
replacements for PSA-based diagnosis, presentations were given by Dr. Jack
Groskopf (Hologic Gen-Probe, USA) who discussed urinary markers PCA3 and
TMPRSS2-ERG, and Dr. Monique Roobol (Erasmus University Medical Center, The
Netherlands) who provided insights on studies that examine reducing
unnecessary biopsies for suspicion of prostate cancer.
The Annual EAU Congress is Europe's largest urology event and serves as a
platform for the international urological community to share the latest and
the most relevant knowledge with medical experts practicing across the board.
DiagnoCure (TSX: CUR) is a life sciences corporation that develops and
commercializes high-value cancer diagnostic tests that increase clinician and
patient confidence in making critical treatment decisions. In 2008, the
Corporation launched a colorectal cancer staging test through its U.S. CLIA
laboratory. Previstage(TM)GCC is currently available for licensing. The
Corporation has granted a worldwide exclusive license agreement to Gen-Probe,
now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hologic Inc. (NASDAQ: HOLX) operating as
Hologic Gen-Probe, for the development and commercialization of a prostate
cancer test using PCA3, DiagnoCure's proprietary molecular biomarker. Hologic
Gen-Probe's PROGENSA® PCA3 test is commercialized in Europe under CE mark and
is approved for commercialization in Canada and the United States. For more
information, visit www.diagnocure.com.
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