SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Veracyte, Inc. (Nasdaq: VCYT) announced today that an updated clinical guideline from the American Urological Association (AUA) and the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) includes a new statement that is favorable for genomic testing, including the Decipher Prostate genomic classifier, to help guide care for men with localized prostate cancer. The guideline authors specifically cite extensive evidence, including from multiple phase 3 randomized clinical trials, which have previously demonstrated that the Decipher Prostate genomic risk score is strongly associated with important prostate cancer-specific and oncologic outcomes.
The updated guideline, which appears on the AUA website and online in The Journal of Urology, states that clinicians may selectively use tissue-based genomic biomarkers when added risk-stratification may alter clinical decision-making. The guideline specifically says, “Of note, accumulating evidence has indicated that GC [genomic classifier] scores, specifically Decipher, derived from biopsy specimens do correlate with cancer outcomes.”
“We are extremely pleased that this updated guideline recognizes the important role that genomic testing can play in determining treatment approaches for men with localized prostate cancer,” said Elai Davicioni, Ph.D., Veracyte’s medical director for Urology. “Notably, the guideline authors point to extensive data from multicenter, prospectively collected, phase 3 randomized trials that demonstrate association of Decipher Prostate test results with risk of distant metastasis and prostate-cancer-specific mortality. These include studies of patients on active surveillance to men with high-risk prostate cancer. We believe our test can give physicians and patients the clarity and confidence they need to select appropriate treatment approaches.”
Veracyte will be sharing information about the Decipher Prostate genomic test at Booth #1563 of the 2022 AUA Annual Meeting, which is taking place May 13-16 in New Orleans.
About Decipher Prostate
The Decipher Prostate genomic classifier is a 22-gene, whole-transcriptome-developed genomic test designed to help inform treatment decisions for men with localized prostate cancer at initial diagnosis and after surgical removal of the prostate. The test reports the Decipher Score, which prognosticates a patient's risk of metastasis within five years and provides risk estimates of prostate cancer-specific outcomes. Decipher Prostate can help guide physicians to better select the appropriate therapy for a specific patient, which in turn can result in improved patient outcomes.
Veracyte (Nasdaq: VCYT) is a global diagnostics company that improves patient care by answering important clinical questions to inform diagnosis and treatment decisions. Our growing menu of advanced diagnostic tests help patients avoid risky, costly procedures and interventions, and reduce time to appropriate treatment. Our tests address eight of the 10 most prevalent cancers by incidence in the United States. In addition to making our tests available in the United States through our central laboratories, our exclusive license to a best-in-class diagnostics instrument positions us to deliver our tests to patients worldwide through laboratories that can perform them locally. Veracyte is based in South San Francisco, California. For more information, please visit www.veracyte.com and follow the company on Twitter (@veracyte).
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This press release contains forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, our statements related to our plans, objectives, expectations (financial and otherwise) or intentions with respect to our Decipher Prostate genomic classifier. Forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as: "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "expect," "believe," "should," “suggest,” "may," "will" “prospective” and similar references to future periods. Actual results may differ materially from those projected or suggested in any forward-looking statements. An example of a forward-looking statement includes, among others, that the Decipher Prostate genomic classifier can help guide treatment among men with localized prostate cancer. Additional factors that may impact these forward-looking statements can be found under the caption “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on February 28, 2022, and our subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. A copy of these documents can be found at the Investors section of our website at www.veracyte.com. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof and, except as required by law, Veracyte specifically disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements or reasons why actual results might differ, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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