RUTHERFORD, N.J., Jan. 5, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cancer Genetics, Inc. (Nasdaq:CGIX) ("CGI" or "the company"), an emerging leader in DNA-based cancer diagnostics, announced today that its CLIA-certified, CAP-accredited reference laboratory has received licensure from the California Department of Health. The California Clinical Laboratory License will allow the company to provide its state-of-the art oncology testing services for patient samples from the state of California.
"Approval to provide our comprehensive oncology tests and services throughout California opens up the single largest US oncology diagnostics market to CGI, and will help accelerate our commercial growth. CGI is well positioned to continue to empower the personalization of treatment by providing our unique technologies and tests for a region that demands innovation and access to world-class medical technology," said Panna Sharma, CEO of Cancer Genetics. "Although cancer rates in the State of California are relatively stable, there is a tremendous need to improve the costs associated with patient management and therapeutic selection, and provide molecular insights that can enable earlier and more comprehensive diagnosis. We will work closely with our partners, and with our sales and commercial team, to add value for clinicians, cancer centers, and regional providers to enable better, more informed diagnosis and prognosis of cancer."
In 2014, more than 171,000 new cases of cancer were diagnosed in the State of California, representing more than 10 percent of the total cancer incidence in the United States. The company believes that its proprietary tests and complete programs for Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (NHL) and leukemia will be of particular benefit to California, where more than 6,800 new patients are diagnosed with NHL, and 4,300 additional patients are diagnosed with leukemia each year.
About Cancer Genetics
Cancer Genetics Inc. is an emerging leader in DNA-based cancer diagnostics, servicing some of the most prestigious medical institutions in the world. Our tests target cancers that are difficult to diagnose and predict treatment outcomes. These cancers include hematological, urogenital and HPV-associated cancers. We also offer a comprehensive range of non-proprietary oncology-focused tests and laboratory services that provide critical genomic information to healthcare professionals, as well as biopharma and biotech companies. Our state-of-the-art reference labs are focused entirely on maintaining clinical excellence and are both CLIA certified and CAP accredited and have licensure from several states including New York State. We have established strong research collaborations with major cancer centers such as Memorial Sloan-Kettering, The Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic and the National Cancer Institute.
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