CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Foundation Medicine, Inc., a molecular information company that brings comprehensive cancer genomic analysis to routine clinical care, today announced that Michael J. Pellini, M.D., president and chief executive officer, will present an overview of the company at the Goldman Sachs 33rd Annual Global Healthcare Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California on Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. (PT).
Dr. Pellini will provide an update on the recent commercial launch of Foundation Medicine’s first clinical product, FoundationOne™, a pan-cancer, fully informative genomic profile designed to help oncologists expand their patients’ treatment options.
FoundationOne is a fully informative genomic profile that complements traditional cancer decision tools and often expands treatment options by matching patients with targeted therapies that may be relevant to the molecular changes in their tumor. Using next-generation sequencing, FoundationOne interrogates all genes somatically altered in human cancers that are validated targets for therapy or drivers of oncogenesis based on current knowledge. It reveals all classes of genomic alterations including base substitutions, insertions, deletions, copy number alterations and select rearrangements. Each patient’s genomic profile is reported to the physician matched with targeted therapies and clinical trials that may be relevant based on the molecular blueprint of their tumor. Results are supported by the latest scientific and medical evidence. FoundationOne has been optimized to fit easily into the clinical workflow of a practicing oncologist. It is available for all solid tumors and clinical grade results can be obtained from as little as 50ng of DNA obtained from formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tumor tissue samples. FoundationOne is a laboratory-developed test performed at Foundation Medicine’s CLIA-certified facility and is currently available for all solid tumor types. Please visit www.foundationone.com for more information.
About Foundation Medicine
Foundation Medicine is a molecular information company dedicated to a transformation in cancer care in which treatment is informed by a deep understanding of the genomic changes that contribute to each patient’s unique cancer. The company has developed a fully informative genomic profile to identify a patient’s individual molecular alterations and match them with relevant targeted therapies and clinical trials. Foundation Medicine’s molecular information platform aims to improve day-to-day care for patients by serving the needs of clinicians, academic researchers and drug developers to help advance the science of molecular medicine in cancer. For more information, please visit www.foundationmedicine.com.