Epic Sciences launches blood test for breast cancer patients

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Epic Sciences has launched a blood test called DefineMBC that identifies biomarkers that help determine the cancer subtype in metastatic breast cancer patients.

The test features both cell-based and cell-free analysis from a single blood draw, the company said. It detects circulating cancer cells and quantifies estrogen receptor and HER2 proteins in those cells. In addition, it offers whole-genome sequencing of individual circulating tumor cells, and the test analyzes cell-free DNA via next-generation sequencing of 56 genes and can identify genomic alterations.

The company is currently enrolling a number of community cancer centers in its early-access program for the test, it said.

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