NAMUR, Belgium, April 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- VolitionRx Limited (NYSE MKT: VNRX) today announced that first results from a prostate cancer study by the Company will be presented at the upcoming American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting, one of the most prestigious meetings on preclinical research in the field of oncology. The meeting is being held April 16-20, 2016 in New Orleans, LA.
VolitionRx Chief Scientific Officer, Jake Micallef, PhD, MBA will present a poster that will include results from a study to assess the feasibility of using the Company's NuQ® blood tests to detect prostate cancer. The trial was conducted in collaboration with the Surrey Cancer Research Institute of the University of Surrey in the UK. In addition, Dr Micallef will discuss data announced recently from clinical trials by VolitionRx, including colorectal cancer and high-risk colorectal adenomas, pancreatic cancer and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cases.
Logistical details of the presentation are as follows:
Abstract #4476 / Poster #20: Epigenetically altered circulating nucleosomes as blood biomarkers for early detection of cancer: clinical studies in NSCLC, CRC, PCA and PC
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
VolitionRx is a life sciences company focused on developing blood-based diagnostic tests for different types of cancer. The NuQ® tests are based on the science of Nucleosomics® which is the practice of identifying and measuring nucleosomes in the bloodstream – an indication that cancer is present.
VolitionRx's goal is to make the tests as common and simple to use, for both patients and doctors, as existing diabetic and cholesterol blood tests. VolitionRx's research and development activities are currently centred in Belgium as the company focuses on bringing its diagnostic products to market first in Europe, then in the U.S. and ultimately, worldwide.
An animation introducing VolitionRx's Nucleosomics® technology can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38dodCpyXf0.
Anita Heward, VolitionRx
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Kirsten Thomas, The Ruth Group
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Scott Powell, VolitionRx
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Lee Roth, The Ruth Group
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Released April 8, 2016