PancraGen® Clinical Utility Study Published in Diagnostic Pathology

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Jan. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Interpace Diagnostics (NASDAQ: IDXG) announced today new analyses of data from a multicenter study of 492 patients have been published online in the journal Diagnostic Pathology.  A link to the study, titled, "Influence of Integrated Molecular Pathology Test Results on Real-World Management Decisions for Patients with Pancreatic Cysts: Analysis of Data from a National Registry Cohort," can be found here:

The purpose of the analyses was to determine if adjunctive use of PancraGen® testing in standard clinical practice influenced management decisions for intervention or surveillance of patients with pancreatic cystic lesions.  PancraGen® is the Company's proprietary pancreatic molecular diagnostic test.  "The high mortality of pancreatic cancer must be carefully balanced with risks associated with pancreatic surgery, including lifelong morbidities and death. In the study, PancraGen results clearly influenced management decisions for cystic disease in such a way that was beneficial to patient outcomes," said Sydney Finkelstein, M.D., Chief Scientific Officer and Medical Director of Interpace Diagnostics.

The analyses show that when PancraGen results indicated low risk of cancer, 55% of patients underwent surveillance instead of guideline-recommended surgery, with benign disease present in 99% at approximately 3 years follow-up. Furthermore, when PancraGen results indicated high risk, 88% of patients underwent surgery instead of guideline-recommended surveillance and malignancy was present in 57%.

The investigation was led by Drs. David Loren, Thomas Kowalski and Ali Siddiqui, Department of Medicine, Jefferson Digestive Disease Institute, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA; Drs. Nidhi Malhotra and Nadim Haddad, Division of Gastroenterology, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC.

About Interpace Diagnostics Group, Inc. 
Interpace Diagnostics is focused on developing and commercializing molecular diagnostic tests, leveraging the latest technology and personalized medicine for better patient diagnosis and management. The company currently has three commercialized molecular tests; PancraGen® for the diagnosis and prognosis of pancreatic cancer from pancreatic cysts; ThyGenX®, for the diagnosis of thyroid cancer from thyroid nodules utilizing a next generation sequencing assay and ThyraMIR®, for the diagnosis of thyroid cancer from thyroid nodules utilizing a proprietary gene expression assay. Interpace Diagnostics mission is to provide personalized medicine through molecular diagnostics and innovation to advance patient care based on rigorous science. 

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