Genetron Health Releases 22 New Research Results at American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting (AACR) 2021
Genetron Holdings Limited (“Genetron Health” or the “Company”, NASDAQ:GTH), a leading precision oncology platform company in China that specializes in molecular profiling tests, early cancer screening products and companion diagnostics development, today announced the release of 22 research results at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2021 (AACR 2021).
The results were from a series of studies that Genetron Health conducted with 13 leading hospitals in China. The Company leveraged original research and innovative technologies such as integrated DNA and RNA sequencing in gene fusion detection, a new MSI (microsatellite instability) detection algorithm model, its "One-Step Seq” method, and core products such as Onco Panscan and comprehensive sarcoma gene detection tests.
These studies analyzed the spread of various types of cancers throughout the Chinese population, covering lung cancer, intestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer, nervous system tumors, thymic carcinoma, and other types of cancers. More specifically, the studies focused on these cancers’ inheritance, mutation, and fusion characteristics. They paid particular attention to the validity of immunotherapy markers for various types of cancers, as well as rare cancer cases and new therapeutic treatments. These studies provided important insights that can enable the accurate diagnosis and treatment of cancer, facilitating the design of effective products in the future.
Dr. Yunfu Hu, Genetron Health’s Chief Medical Officer, said, "Genetron Health is committed to building a strong bridge between scientific research and clinical applications. The studies’ results show that the Company’s innovative technologies and products can help to further analyze the characteristics of cancer genomics for different types of cancer, optimize conventional technologies, and provide ideas for new product design, so as to promote the healthy development of translational medicine. For example, for soft tissue sarcoma (STS), the use of integrated DNA and RNA sequencing in gene fusion detection can greatly improve the detection rate of STS gene fusion, which may benefit more STS patients.