Data Presented at ASTRO 2021 Validate Prognostic Value of Decipher Prostate Genomic Test in Newly Diagnosed, Clinically High-Risk Prostate Cancer
- First validation of a gene expression classifier in pre-treatment biopsy samples from prospective randomized trials -
The findings, from a pre-specified analysis of biopsy samples taken from prostate cancer patients with clinically high-risk disease who were enrolled in multiple phase 3, prospective, randomized studies, show that Decipher Prostate test scores are independently associated with distant metastases (DM), prostate cancer-specific mortality (PCSM) and overall survival (OS) in this patient population. After a median follow up of 11 years, men with disease classified as Decipher high-risk experienced substantially less favorable outcomes compared to men with disease classified as Decipher low-risk.
“Clinically high-risk prostate cancer is a heterogenous disease, and having reliable information about individual patients’ prognoses based on their unique tumor biology can help improve shared decision-making,” said
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“This analysis provides the first clinical evidence that the Decipher Prostate classifier can help physicians and patients make critical, personalized treatment decisions in the post-biopsy, clinically high-risk prostate cancer setting,” said Elai Davicioni, Ph.D., Veracyte’s senior vice president of scientific and clinical operations, Urologic Cancers. “It adds another important piece to the extensive and growing body of clinical data supporting use of the classifier to help inform treatment decisions across the patient’s prostate cancer journey.”
Treatment intensification for men with clinically high-risk prostate cancer and Decipher scores above 0.85 is being studied in the currently enrolling, prospective, phase 3 randomized trial NRG-GU009 (PREDICT-RT), which also studies treatment de-intensification by halving the duration of hormonal therapy in men with Decipher scores 0.85 or less. Along with PREDICT-RT, the Decipher Prostate genomic classifier is currently being investigated in seven
About Decipher Prostate
Decipher Prostate (Decipher Prostate Biopsy and Decipher Prostate RP) is a 22-gene, whole-transcriptome-developed genomic test intended to help inform treatment decisions for men with localized prostate cancer at initial diagnosis and after surgical removal of the prostate. The test reports the Decipher Score, which prognosticates a patient's risk of metastasis within five years and provides risk estimates of prostate cancer-specific outcomes. Decipher Prostate can help guide physicians to better select the appropriate therapy for a specific patient, which in turn can result in improved patient outcomes.
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