NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – MDx Health has launched its planned bladder cancer test, a liquid biopsy assay that analyzes methylation in three genes — TWIST1, ONECUT2, and OTX1 — along with mutations in three others.

Like the firm's existing prostate cancer test, ConfirmMDx, the new AssureMDx bladder test is designed to help physicians pick out patients who have a low-risk of having cancer and thus can avoid more invasive tests.

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May
01
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This webinar will provide an in-depth case study demonstrating how reference standards can be used to develop and validate circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA)-based assays.

May
08
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15
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