IRVINE, Calif. and HERSTAL, Belgium, March 29, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MDxHealth SA (Euronext: MDXH.BR), announced today that it has partnered with Andros Men's Health Clinic (Andros Mannenkliniek) in The Netherlands to offer the SelectMDx(TM) for Prostate Cancer test to their patients.
Through this new partnership, Andros Men's Clinic (Mannenkliniek), the largest independent urological treatment center in The Netherlands, has added SelectMDx to its panel of men's prostate cancer diagnostic tests. The SelectMDx is a non-invasive urine based test to identify men at risk for aggressive prostate cancer who may benefit from early detection and an initial prostate biopsy or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). A negative SelectMDx also helps identify men at very low risk for clinically significant cancer, and could reduce unnecessary invasive biopsies, thereby reducing healthcare costs.
Under this partnership the Andros Men's Health Clinic will offer the SelectMDx test to all patients considered at risk for prostate cancer and over 500 patients to undergo testing in the first year alone. The SelectMDx test will be available to Andros Men's Health Clinic patients starting on April 1st 2016.
Prof. Dr. Frans Debruyne, Medical Director and Co-Founder of the Andros Men's Health Clinic (Andros Mannenkliniek) stated: "At our clinic we recently launched a program we call the Andros Center for Prostate Cancer to deliver precision diagnosis for prostate cancer. Through this program we offer innovative diagnostic technologies (including mpMRI) to improve the diagnosis of aggressive prostate cancer and prescribe the optimal treatment plan for our patients. Now we have further enhanced our diagnostic algorithm with the SelectMDx test, which is indicated for men with high risk factors such as abnormal DRE and/or elevated PSA levels who are being considered for prostate biopsy. We believe the test will aid in improved patient risk stratification, avoiding unnecessary biopsy procedures for low risk men, as well as identifying men at risk for clinically significant cancer who may require treatment."
"We are delighted to announce our collaboration with Andros Men's Health Clinic, an established leader for aging men's health care in The Netherlands; our SelectMDx test perfectly complements their portfolio of advanced diagnostic tools," commented Dr. Jan Groen, CEO of MDxHealth. "They have built a strong reputation with a focus on improving patient care and outcomes, and therefore make an ideal partner to help us raise awareness and expand access to SelectMDx within the urology community."
MDxHealth is a multinational healthcare company that provides actionable molecular diagnostic information to personalize the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The company's tests are based on proprietary gene methylation (epigenetic) and other molecular technologies 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.
Andros Men's Health Clinic is the largest independent urological treatment center in The Netherlands with medical offices in Amsterdam, Arnhem, Baarn, The Hague and Maastricht. The specialized clinic focuses on the general urogenital health of ageing men and aims to address issues with the prostate, erectile dysfunction and hormone deficiencies. On an annual basis more over 6,000 men visited the Andros Clinic.
Of the nearly 2 million prostate biopsies performed each year, less than a third find cancer. Most of these men could have avoided a painful and invasive prostate biopsy procedure, with its associated complications and costs. SelectMDxTM for Prostate Cancer is a proprietary urine-based, molecular diagnostic test that offers a non-invasive "liquid biopsy" method to assess a man's risk for prostate cancer. SelectMDx helps identify men at increased risk of harbouring aggressive, potentially lethal, prostate cancer who may benefit most from a prostate biopsy and earlier detection. The test delivers a negative predictive value (NPV) of 98% for clinically significant disease, helping to reduce unnecessary MRI procedures and invasive prostate biopsies by approximately 50%, thereby reducing healthcare costs.
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