Newly published research demonstrates that Cxbladder out performs other non-invasive bladder cancer diagnostics, announced Pacific Edge, Ltd. The new research comparing and ranking four widely used tests was published online this week in the peer-reviewed Open Access medical journal BioMed Central ("BMC") Medical Research Methodology. Pacific Edge, a New Zealand-headquartered global cancer diagnostics company with U.S. subsidiary, Pacific Edge Diagnostics USA, in Hershey, PA, developed and markets Cxbladder.
"The published research reviewed the performance of Cxbladder Detect versus other available non-invasive test methods, based on data from 939 patients and 5 clinical trials, and showed Cxbladder Detect to outperform those methods, including the UroVysion® FISH assay that is widely used in the United States in conjunction with standard procedures in the urlogical work-up for bladder cancer," said David Darling, Pacific Edge Chief Executive Officer. "These new findings favourably position Cxbladder Detect as the leading non-invasive bladder cancer diagnostic tool in terms of its relative performance (high sensitivity, high signal-to-noise, and low cross-validation error rate)." The other non-invasive test methods included in the comparison were cytology and NMP22.
(Ms.) Jackie Walker, Chief Executive Officer for Pacific Edge Diagnostics USA, said, "These results should be highly relevant for both urologists and US payer organizations who provide reimbursement for cancer diagnostic tests. This publication is the first piece of comparative data that includes UroVysion® FISH, a molecular test that is widely used by clinicians and physicians in the US and reimbursed by most major payers."
"This and other recent peer-reviewed publications demonstrating the superiority of Cxbladder represent key elements in our company's strategy of delivering physicians a one-stop shop for bladder cancer detection with high performance Cxbladder products in conjunction with standard procedures for bladder cancer detection and surveillance," concluded David Darling.