September 26, 2023, 5:00PM EDT / 23:00 CET
Mdxhealth Signs Research Collaboration with University of Oxford to Assess the Correlation of the GPS Test with Prostate Cancer Progression Following Treatment for Localized Prostate Cancer
IRVINE, CA, and HERSTAL, BELGIUM – September 26, 2023 – MDxHealth SA (NASDAQ/Euronext: MDXH), a leading commercial-stage precision diagnostics company, today announced a research collaboration with the University of Oxford to investigate the correlation between the Genomic Prostate Score (GPS) test and prostate cancer progression following treatment for localized prostate cancer.
Ian Mills, PhD, John Black Professor of Prostate Cancer at University of Oxford, commented: “Prostate cancer is a prevalent male cancer that can develop into metastases in certain cases, underscoring the urgent need for improved risk stratification through disease profiling and biological modeling. We are excited to collaborate with mdxhealth to validate the GPS test’s potential to enhance risk assessment in men diagnosed with localized prostate cancer.”
As a pivotal part of this collaboration, mdxhealth will conduct GPS testing on patient samples derived from the Prostate Mechanisms of Progression and Treatment (ProMPT) cohort. Initiated in 2002, the ProMPT collaborative translational research group involves the cooperation of multiple cancer research programs to collect biological samples and clinical data from participants across the United Kingdom.
Michael K. McGarrity, CEO of mdxhealth, commented, “This groundbreaking research partnership between mdxhealth and University of Oxford marks a crucial step toward advancing the understanding of prostate cancer progression and treatment outcomes. The outcomes of this collaboration can pave the way for more tailored and effective treatments for patients with localized prostate cancer. We firmly believe that our Genomic Prostate Score test holds the potential to accurately predict disease progression in patients undergoing treatment for localized prostate cancer.”
Mdxhealth is a commercial-stage precision diagnostics company that provides actionable molecular information to personalize patient diagnosis and treatment. The Company’s tests are based on proprietary genomic, epigenetic (methylation) and other molecular technologies and assist physicians with the diagnosis and prognosis of urologic cancers and other urologic diseases. The Company’s U.S. headquarters and laboratory operations are in Irvine, California, with additional laboratory operations in Plano, Texas. European headquarters are in Herstal, Belgium, with laboratory operations in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. For more information, visit mdxhealth.com and follow us on social media at: twitter.com/mdxhealth, facebook.com/mdxhealth and linkedin.com/company/mdxhealth.
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NOTE: The mdxhealth logo, mdxhealth, Confirm mdx, Select mdx, Resolve mdx, Genomic Prostate Score, GPS and Monitor mdx are trademarks or registered trademarks of MDxHealth SA. The GPS test was formerly known as and is frequently referenced in guidelines, coverage policies, reimbursement decisions, manuscripts and other literature as Oncotype DX Prostate, Oncotype DX GPS, Oncotype DX Genomic Prostate Score, and Oncotype Dx Prostate Cancer Assay, among others. The Oncotype DX trademark, and all other trademarks and service marks, are the property of their respective owners.