Early Breast Cancer Detection Test Unaffected by Breast Density in Women 25 – 75

NEW YORK, Sept. 19, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Provista Diagnostics, Inc., today announces that David Reese, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, will deliver a poster presentation at the 15th Human Proteome Organization World Congress, taking place September 18-22, 2016 at the Taipei International Convention Center in Taipei, Taiwan.

“We are excited for the opportunity to present on Provista’s serum-based combinatorial proteomic biomarker assay, called Videssa® Breast,” said Dr. Reese. “Particularly because the test results are unaffected by dense breast tissue, this assay is an important advancement in proteomic technologies for addressing the many challenges clinicians face in detecting breast cancer in their patients.”

Frequently, proteomic measurements are affected by several biological processes such as tumor development and progression. For this reason, it is very exciting that the performance of Videssa Breast was not affected by increased breast density in women. In previous study results, Provista showed this effect in women ages 25 to 50; however, this current study confirms those results in women who are mostly post-menopausal (ages 50 – 75). In both groups of women, detecting cancer is difficult because breast density “masks” the cancer from detection. In such cases, women with extremely dense breasts face a worse prognosis when breast imaging does eventually find the tumor.

Dr. Reese will be presenting on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. in Banquet Hall, 3F; session 68.

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About Provista

Provista Diagnostics is a privately held molecular diagnostics company focused on developing and commercializing a new generation of proprietary blood-based proteomic diagnostic, prognostic and monitoring tests designed to address the unmet needs in women’s cancer, such as breast and gynecologic cancers. Provista Diagnostics’ state-of-the-art, high-complexity clinical laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA).

About the Human Proteome Organization World Congress

The Human Proteome Organization (HUPO) is an international scientific organization representing and promoting proteomics through international cooperation and collaborations by fostering the development of new technologies, techniques and training.

Learn more about HUPO on their official website.

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Jessica C. Schultz JPA Health Communications 202-591-4005 jessica@jpa.com

Source:Provista Diagnostics, Inc.