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Cancer Genetics, Inc. to Present Results of Proprietary and Collaborative Next Generation Sequencing Studies Providing Actionable Clinical Data for Lymphoid and Myeloid Cancers

RUTHERFORD, N.J., Dec. 04, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cancer Genetics, Inc. (Nasdaq:CGIX) (“CGI” or “The Company”), an emerging leader in DNA-based cancer diagnostics announced the presentation of results from five studies led by CGI and its collaborators, including its joint venture with Mayo Clinic, Oncospire Genomics, at the 57th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology in Orlando, Florida, on December 5th-8th, 2015.

The schedule for oral and poster presentations by Cancer Genetics and its collaboration partners is the following:

Saturday, December 5, 2015
Title: A 220-Gene Targeted Next-Generation Sequencing Panel for the Detection of Variants in Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma, Follicular Lymphoma, and Mantle Cell Lymphoma: Application to a Cohort of 85 Formalin-Fixed Paraffin-Embedded Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma Biopsies
Poster Display: Saturday, December 5, 2015: 9:00 AM-7:30 PM
Poster Presentation:
Saturday, December 5, 2015: 5:30 PM-7:30 PM
Publication #: 1470
Session: 622. Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma: Biology, excluding Therapy: Poster I
Location: Hall A (Orange County Convention Center)
Presenter: Julia Friedman, Scientist, Cancer Genetics, Inc.
Collaborators: Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Title: Targeted Genomic Mutation Panel (M3P) Results from 504 Multiple Myeloma (MM) Patients
Poster Display: Saturday, December 5, 2015: 9:00 AM-7:30 PM
Poster Presentation:
Saturday, December 5, 2015: 5:30 PM-7:30 PM
Publication No: 1795
Location: Hall A (Orange County Convention Center)
Session: 651. Myeloma: Biology and Pathophysiology, excluding Therapy: Poster I
Presenter: K. Martin Kortuem, MD, Division of Hematology, Mayo Clinic
Collaborators: OncoSpire Genomics, a joint venture of Mayo Clinic and Cancer Genetics Inc.
Sunday, December 6, 2015
Title: M3P Sequencing Panel Identifies TP53 Mutational Status As a Prognostic Factor in Chemotherapy-Naive Multiple Myeloma
Poster Display: Sunday, December 6, 2015: 9:00 AM-8:00 PM
Poster Presentation:
Sunday, December 6, 2015: 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Publication #: 2984
Location: Hall A (Orange County Convention Center)
Session: 651. Myeloma: Biology and Pathophysiology, excluding Therapy: Poster II
Presenter: Davine Hofste op Bruinink, MD, MSc, Department of Hematology, Erasmus MC Cancer Institute, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Collaborators: OncoSpire Genomics, a joint venture of Mayo Clinic and Cancer Genetics Inc.
Monday, December 7, 2015
(Oral Presentation) Title:

Targeted Sequencing of Relapsed/Refractory Myeloma Patients Identifies an Enrichment of Mutations in Cereblon and MAPK Pathways
Presentation Time:
Monday, December 7, 2015: 2:45 PM-4:15 PM
Publication #: 723
Location: W224ABEF (Orange County Convention Center)
Session: 651. Myeloma: Biology and Pathophysiology, excluding Therapy: Clinical Insights from the Next Generation Characterization of Multiple Myeloma
Presenter: Elias Karl Mai, MD, Internal Medicine V, University Clinic Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
Collaborators: OncoSpire Genomics, a joint venture of Mayo Clinic and Cancer Genetics Inc.
Title: Systematic Analysis of Cell-of-Origin, Sequencing and Genomic Imbalances Identifies a Distinct Subset of Rituximab Treated Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma with an Inferior Survival
Poster Display: Monday, December 7, 2015: 10:00 AM-8:00 PM
Poster Presentation:
Monday, December 7, 2015: 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Publication #: 3910
Location: Hall A (Orange County Convention Center)
Session: 622. Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma: Biology, excluding Therapy: Poster III
Presenter: Julia Friedman, Scientist, Cancer Genetics
Collaborators: Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA


The abstracts can be viewed online through on the American Society of Hematology website.

About Cancer Genetics

Cancer Genetics Inc. is an emerging leader in personalized cancer diagnostics. Our tests target difficult to diagnose hematological, urogenital and HPV-associated cancers. They are designed to guide the prognosis and treatment of these cancers with the goal of improving outcomes for patients. We have established strong clinical research collaborations with major cancer centers such as Memorial Sloan Kettering, The Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic and the National Cancer Institute.

We also offer a comprehensive range of non-proprietary oncology-focused tests and laboratory services that provide critical genomic information to healthcare professionals and biopharmaceutical companies. Our state-of-the-art reference labs are CLIA certified and CAP accredited in the US and have licensure from several states including New York State.

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