The Percepta classifier is a genomic test that is used to improve the accuracy and safety of lung cancer screening and diagnosis. The test is supported by multiple published studies demonstrating its ability to reduce unnecessary surgeries on suspicious lung nodules found on computed tomography (CT) scans - a traditional challenge in lung cancer screening.
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Lung cancer kills nearly 160,000 Americans each year - more than the next three leading cancers combined. In 2015, more than eight million Americans became eligible through
The Percepta Bronchial Genomic Classifier identifies patients with lung nodules who are at low risk of cancer following an inconclusive bronchoscopy result, making it possible to monitor these patients with CT scans in lieu of invasive diagnostic procedures. The 23-gene classifier uses proprietary genomic technology to detect molecular changes that occur in the epithelial cells lining the lung's respiratory tract in current or former smokers with lung cancer. These changes can be detected in cells obtained from standard brushings taken during bronchoscopy from the mainstem bronchus and indicate the presence of malignancy or disease processes from distant sites in the lung. Thus, the test is designed to determine a lung nodule's or lesion's likelihood of cancer, without the need to sample the nodule or lesion directly. The Percepta classifier is performed at
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