Biocept’s CNSide Assay Identifies Tumor Cells and Actionable Treatment Biomarkers from Cerebrospinal Fluid in Patients with Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Study to be presented at the
More than 198,000 patients are diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) each year. An estimated 3-9% of those patients will develop leptomeningeal carcinomatosis (LMC), a complication in which the cancer spreads to the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord. LMC is typically diagnosed through clinical evaluation, imaging and cytology, which have limited sensitivity. When left untreated, the average patient life expectancy is just four to six weeks.
The retrospective study, conducted at the
“LMC is a devastating diagnosis for patients and, quite often, hospice is the only recommended course of action,” said
“Identifying actionable mutations is critical for treating patients with LMC,” said
The study, titled “Beyond Cytology – A Single Institution Experience Using CNSide™ for Diagnosing and Monitoring Treatment Response in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients with Leptomeningeal Carcinomatosis (LMC),” can be accessed here.
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