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OncoCyte Says Study Confirms Accuracy Of Lung Cancer Blood Test

(Reuters) Mar 6, 2017 - OncoCyte Corp, which is developing diagnostics in the fledgling field of liquid biopsies, said on Monday a 300-patient validation study of its blood test for early detection of lung cancer has confirmed the accuracy reported from a prior trial.

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H. Jack West, MD (Posted: March 06, 2017)

quotesI'm dubious about a 62% specificity. The test doesn't conclusively rule out cancer, nor does it establish what we would consider to be a conclusive diagnosis. being priced aggressively, at 75-80% the cost of a biopsy estimated to cost $15K, I don't think this test will give 75-80% of the value of a biopsy. I am dubious it will emerge as a widely adopted test, at least at the aggressive price point at which it is being offered.quotes

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