PierianDx Announces Partnership with Cancer Genetics to Provide Comprehensive Precision Oncology Testing and Workflow Solution
Published: Mar 14, 2018
The partnership combines CGI's Focus::NGS® offering, a suite of next generation sequencing (NGS) tests providing a comprehensive view of the patient genomic profile for both solid tumors and hematologic malignancies, with PierianDx's integrated NGS workflow and analysis solution: Clinical Genomics WorkSpace™ (CGW), allowing for streamlined and accurate analysis, interpretation, and reporting.
"By partnering with PierianDx to offer a comprehensive solution for precision oncology, we will be able to guide a physician's therapeutic strategy for each of their patients based on refined data from powerful genomic tests, thereby delivering on the potential of personalized medicine,” said John A. “Jay” Roberts, interim CEO for CGI. “The combined capabilities allow physicians to seamlessly link the genetic profile of each patient to approved therapies and clinical trials, enabling the potential for improved outcomes.”
"CGI's suite of tests combined with PierianDx’s technology and services will help accelerate molecular diagnostics for cancer patients," said Rakesh Nagarajan, PierianDx founder and CEO. "Fulfilling the promise of precision medicine requires this type of valuable partnerships."
Nagarajan noted that the partnership will produce actionable clinical insights and reports for pathologists and oncologists utilizing both PierianDx interpretation services and CGW’s KnowledgeSpace™ which cultivates and curates billions of biomedical findings, expanding its intelligence with each use.
The KnowledgeSpace™ includes curated variant classification guidelines by the Association of Molecular Pathology (AMP), American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), and the College of American Pathologists (CAP). PierianDx’s board-certified molecular pathologists and medical geneticists will further review cases to make assessments on medical meaningfulness of variants. This information will include recommended therapeutic options, more aggressive or conservative disease monitoring, as well as recommended clinical trials, each of which offered in the appropriate clinical context. The personnel reviewing the cases can also be available to participate in molecular tumor boards or to consult directly with the patient's treating physician.
About Cancer Genetics
Cancer Genetics Inc. is a leader in enabling precision medicine in oncology from bench to bedside through the use of oncology biomarkers and molecular testing. CGI is developing a global footprint with locations in the US, India, China and Australia. We have established strong clinical research collaborations with major cancer centers such as Memorial Sloan Kettering, The Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic, Keck School of Medicine at USC and the National Cancer Institute. The company offers a comprehensive range of laboratory services that provide critical genomic and biomarker information. Its state-of-the-art reference labs are CLIA-certified and CAP-accredited in the US and have licensure from several states including New York State. For more information, please visit or follow CGI at:
PierianDx is a genomics technology leader that enables healthcare organizations’ precision medicine programs by offering solutions to accelerate molecular testing. Through a combination of cloud-based software and clinical lab enablement services, PierianDx simplifies the process of translating complex genomic data into patient-specific diagnosis and treatments. PierianDx’s software platform, Clinical Genomics WorkSpace (CGW), creates more streamlined and accurate analysis, interpretation and reporting and is powered by a robust knowledgebase that cultivates and curates billions of biomedical findings and shared customer interpretations. For more information, please visit www.pieriandx.com or @PierianDx on Twitter.
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