BOULDER, Colo., April 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — ArcherDX, Inc., today announced that new data from its research collaboration with UCL and the Francis Crick Institute as part of the Cancer Research UK-funded UCL-sponsored TRACERx study was chosen to be presented by UCL on Tuesday, April 28 at 2:15 p.m. ET during the 2020 American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Virtual Annual Meeting. The TRACERx study, a translational research program taking place over nine years, follows patients with lung cancer from diagnosis to either disease relapse or cure after surgery, tracking and analyzing how their cancer develops.
“Clinicians are eager to expand precision oncology into early-stage cancer, when the cancer is typically easier to cure compared to late-stage cancer. Current monitoring methods, such as diagnostic imaging and cancer antigen tests, lack resolution and accuracy needed to monitor early-stage disease. Our technology allows for clinicians to use the assays in local labs and maintain control of the data,” said Jason Myers, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer and co-founder, ArcherDX. “This collaboration with UCL and the Francis Crick Institute aims to detect minimal residual disease, earlier by tracking personalized, patient-specific mutations.”
As part of an ongoing collaboration, TRACERx1 investigators, led by Professor Charles Swanton, Group Leader, UCL and the Francis Crick Institute, and Dr. Christopher Abbosh, Principal Clinical Fellow, UCL, are utilizing ArcherDX’s technology to detect low-volume minimal residual disease at high levels of sensitivity to achieve TRACERx’s goal of a more personalized approach to developing cancer treatments.
The virtual meeting is free and available to anyone by registering at aacr.org.
Phylogenetic tracking and minimal residual disease detection using ctDNA in early-stage NSCLC: A lung TRACERx study
Christopher Abbosh, M.D., Principal Clinical Fellow, University College London
Early Detection and ctDNA
Session Date and Time:
Tuesday, April 28 at 2:15 p.m. ET
ArcherDX is a leading genomic analysis company democratizing precision oncology through a suite of products and services that are highly accurate, personal, actionable and easy to use in local settings. Our Archer® platform, with our proprietary Anchored Multiplex PCR (AMP™) chemistry at the core, has enabled us to develop industry-leading products and services to optimize therapy and enable cancer monitoring across sample types. We develop and commercialize research use only (RUO) products, are developing in vitro diagnostic (IVD) products, and offer services that meet the unique needs of our customers and their clinical applications. Our RUO product portfolio consists of VariantPlex®, FusionPlex®, LiquidPlex™ and Immunoverse™, which we collectively refer to as ArcherPlex™. IVD products currently in development for solid tumor biomarker identification and Personalized Cancer Monitoring (PCM) have both received Breakthrough Device Designation from the FDA. ArcherDX is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado. Learn more at www.archerdx.com and follow @ArcherDXInc on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
 *TRACERx (Tracking Cancer Evolution through therapy (Rx)) is the single biggest investment in lung cancer research by Cancer Research UK. We believe the translational programme is the first study to look at the evolution of cancer in real time and immense detail. TRACERx is led by UCL (University College London) via the Cancer Research UK Lung Cancer Centre of Excellence and also supported by the National Institute for Health Research, University College London Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre, Francis Crick Institute and the Rosetrees Trust.
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