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MDxHealth Presents Results from Epigenetic Test to Identify Prostate Cancer Aggressiveness at the European Association of Urology Meeting 2014

IRVINE, Calif. and HERSTAL, Belgium, Oct. 7, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MDxHealth SA (NYSE Euronext: MDXH), a leading molecular diagnostic company that develops and commercializes epigenetic tests to improve the diagnosis and treatment of cancer patients, today announced that the company will present results from a validation study of an epigenetic test to predict prostate cancer (PCa) aggressiveness at the European Association of Urology, Section Urological Research meeting in Glasgow, UK (October 9-11, 2014).

In current standard medical practice, PCa prognosis and aggressiveness are mainly guided by Gleason score (GS) and NCCN risk categories. MDxHealth has developed an epigenetic test to identify men with aggressive disease and adverse prognosis.

Details of presentation (time is British Summer Time):

Friday, October 10, 2014

Abstract Title: Performance of an epigenetic assay to predict prostate cancer aggressiveness: Comparing Gleason score and NCCN risk categories Lead Author: Leander Van Neste PhD, Maastricht University, Dept. of Pathology, GROW - School for Oncology and Developmental Biology, Maastricht, The Netherlands Location: Grand Ballroom Foyer Time: 4pm- 6pm

About ConfirmMDx for Prostate Cancer

Over 975,000 American men are diagnosed with a negative prostate biopsy each year; however approximately 25-35% of those men receive false-negative results. Under the current standard of care, prostate biopsy procedures consisting of 10-12 needle biopsy cores only sample approximately 1% of a man's prostate. This approach leaves men at risk of occult cancer, leading to a high rate of repeat biopsies, often on cancer-free men. There is an unmet medical need for a clinically effective diagnostic test to address this dilemma. ConfirmMDx for Prostate Cancer is able to detect an epigenetic field effect or 'halo' associated with the cancerization process at the DNA level. This "halo" around a cancer lesion can be present despite cells having a normal appearance under the microscope. Thus ConfirmMDx for Prostate Cancer aids urologists in identifying truly negative men who may forego an unnecessary repeat biopsy procedure.

About MDxHealth

MDxHealth is a leading molecular diagnostic company that develops and commercializes epigenetic tests to support cancer treatment. The company's tests are based on proprietary gene methylation (epigenetics) technology and assist physicians with the diagnosis of cancer, prognosis of recurrence risk, and prediction of response to a specific therapy. For more information visit mdxhealth.com and follow us on Twitter at: twitter.com/mdxhealth.

For more information:

Dr Jan Groen, CEO Mike Sinclair
MDxHealth Halsin Partners
US : +1 949 812 6979 UK: +44 20 7318 2955
BE: +32 4 364 20 70 Cell: +44 7968 022075
info@mdxhealth.com msinclair@halsin.com

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