Exact Sciences Corp. (NASDAQ: EXAS), a leading provider of cancer screening and diagnostic tests, today announced the launch of the OncoExTra™ therapy selection test in the United States. OncoExTra is a next-generation sequencing (NGS), comprehensive DNA and RNA based genomic test providing doctors and their patients a complete molecular picture of the patient’s cancer. The test provides reliable and actionable results personalized to each patient.
“The OncoExTra test substantially enhances our ability to characterize and understand solid tumors, giving our patients the best chance at treating their cancer successfully,” said Dr. Stephen Gruber, MD, PhD, MPH, vice president of the City of Hope National Medical Center and Director, Center for Precision Medicine at City of Hope. “With this test, I have a much better picture of my patient’s cancer, allowing me to prescribe the most effective treatment for their specific solid tumor.”
The majority of eligible cancer patients do not receive comprehensive genomic profiling (CGP) to help understand their disease and guide treatment. Personalized medicine, powered by CGP, helps oncologists understand the unique biology of each patient’s tumor and prescribe treatments determined to offer the best outcomes.