Highmark Health's VITAL Innovation Program testing benefits of Biocept's liquid biopsy platform for improving outcomes and lowering costs of treatment for patients with non-small cell lung cancer
A test-and-learn platform, the unique VITAL program leverages
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Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women in
Despite these advances, a large percentage of patients may not undergo molecular profiling due to a number of practical constraints. Chief among these is the availability of tissue for molecular testing. Lung cancers are often difficult to biopsy because of their location within what is often diseased lung tissue of elderly patients. Needle biopsy is the most common technique but often does not yield enough tissue for molecular testing. Performing a second biopsy is a way of remedying this situation, but these procedures can add to risk and cost. The VITAL test will study the opportunity for
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"This project directly supports the
"This collaboration with the VITAL Innovation Program and Allegheny Health Network reflects
VITAL's evaluation of
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