NantHealth Presented These Findings at the ASCO 2020 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium
SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan. 25, 2020– NantHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: NH), a next-generation, evidence-based, personalized healthcare company, today announced Results of a fifty-gene breast cancer RNA subtype classifier applied to 167 colorectal cancer (CRC) patients during a poster session at the 2020 Gastrointestinal Cancer Symposium sponsored by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).
The Symposium, held at the Moscone West Building in San Francisco, CA from January 23-25, provides evidence-based teaching methods and cutting-edge learning science to a diverse audience of leaders in oncology education, doctors and care teams.
NantHealth’s presentation utilized data on whole exome (WES) DNA tumor and paired germline and matched deep whole transcriptomic sequencing (RNA-Seq) to identify a higher percentage of CRC patients with HER2 signaling than conventional methods of immunohistochemistry (IHC) or fluorescence in-situ hybridization (FISH). ERBB2 (HER2) gene expression was evaluated using NantOmics Nant50 gene classifier, which separates patients into subgroups that have been well established in breast cancer. The application of this tool to colorectal cancer proved surprising with greater than expected HER2 positive patients with a normally expected distribution of CMS classification (consensus molecular subtype in CRC). This finding suggests a possible utility for this tool in a new clinical setting. In addition, the HER2 enriched group did not show differentially expressed mutations in other targetable genes such as PIK3CA and BRAF, highlighting the potential importance of HER2 targeting in this population.
“Our analysis shows that conventional testing methods may miss potentially actionable HER2 signaling in CRC patients,” said Sandeep “Bobby” Reddy, MD, Chief Medical Officer, NantHealth. “The significant difference suggests that up to 40% more patients may be eligible for HER2 directed therapies, which has implications for drug development and clinical trials.”
Title: “Results of a fifty-gene breast cancer RNA subtype classifier applied to 167 colorectal cancer (CRC) patients”
Authors: Sandeep K. Reddy, M.D., Tara Elisabeth Seery, M.D., Christopher W. Szeto, Ph.D.
Poster Session and Number: Poster session C (Board #A14)
Location: Moscone West Building
Date and Time: January 25, 2020, 6:30-7:55 AM PT and 12:15-1:45 PM PT
About NantHealth: NantHealth, a member of the NantWorks ecosystem of companies, provides leading solutions across the continuum of care for physicians, payors, patients and biopharmaceutical organizations. NantHealth enables the use of cutting-edge data and technology toward the goals of empowering clinical decision support and improving patient outcomes. NantHealth’s comprehensive product portfolio combines the latest technology in payor/provider platforms that exchange information in near-real time (NaviNet and Eviti), connected care solutions that deliver medical device interoperability (DCX device connectivity platform and VCX patient vitals software) and molecular profiling services that combine comprehensive DNA & RNA tumor-normal profiling with pharmacogenomics analysis (GPS Cancer®). For more information, please visit www.nanthealth.com or follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
About NantOmics: NantOmics, a member of the NantWorks ecosystem of companies, invented and developed the technologies that drive NantHealth’s GPS Cancer® platform. GPS Cancer® provides actionable intelligence and molecularly driven decision support for cancer patients and their providers at the point of care. NantOmics is the first molecular analysis company to pioneer an integrated approach to unearthing molecular variances and profiles that initiate and drive cancer, by analyzing both normal and tumor cells from the same patient and following identified variances from DNA to RNA to protein to drug. Having pioneered tumor-normal DNA sequencing and introduced whole RNA transcriptomic analysis to better inform clinical treatment decisions, NantOmics has provided molecular insights for thousands of cancer patients.
NantOmics has a highly scalable cloud-based infrastructure capable of storing and processing thousands of genomes a day, computing genomic variances in near real-time and correlating proteomic pathway analysis with quantitative gene expression and pharmacogenomic signatures, which guides the use of immunotherapies, chemotherapies and targeted therapies. Clinical studies for neoepitope vaccines using NantOmics’ proprietary technologies and novel artificial intelligence platforms are currently underway. For more information please visit www.nantomics.com.
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