Data Published in Annals of Oncology Reinforce Clinical Utility of Veracyte’s Decipher Prostate Genomic Classifier for Informing Treatment of Men Experiencing Prostate Cancer Progression
First randomized, clinical study demonstrating prognostic value of Decipher Prostate test in postoperative salvage setting without hormone therapy
It is estimated that more than 40 percent of men with intermediate- or high-risk prostate cancer may experience a biochemical disease recurrence after RP, which is characterized by rising levels of serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA). For men who experience a rising PSA, determining the optimal timing to initiate salvage radiotherapy (SRT) and whether to add androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) to SRT is challenging. This decision is important in part because the side effects of ADT when given concurrently with SRT are often difficult for patients to manage and are associated with long-term cardiovascular impact of hormone therapy.
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Findings suggest that Decipher Prostate can identify the patients who are at highest risk of cancer progression following RP and would benefit from earlier, more intensive treatment. Patients with a high Decipher score were more than twice as likely than those with a lower Decipher score to experience biochemical and clinical progression, and to receive long-term salvage hormone therapy. Additionally, patients with high Decipher scores had markedly improved outcomes when treated with SRT when the PSA burden was still low as compared to late SRT, when PSA levels have already risen.
“These findings add meaningfully to the existing literature supporting the use of the Decipher Prostate RP test in postoperative decision-making. Decipher Prostate RP is the only genomic test backed by evidence from randomized Phase 3 trials and we look forward to our continued collaboration with the SAKK team, with studies aimed at further elucidating the subset of men that benefit most from dose-escalation,” said Dr. Davicioni.
About Decipher Prostate
Decipher Prostate is a 22-gene, microarray-based genomic test intended to help inform treatment decisions for men with localized prostate cancer at initial diagnosis (Decipher Prostate Biopsy) and after surgical removal of the prostate (Decipher Prostate RP). 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. Decipher Prostate is available as part of Veracyte’s CLIA-validated laboratory developed test (LDT) service. This test has not been cleared or approved by the FDA.
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