LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - November 15, 2016) - ITUS Corporation ("ITUS") (NASDAQ: ITUS), today announced that it has successfully utilized its proprietary Cchek™ early cancer detection platform to identify the presence of 6 additional cancer types, including Appendiceal Cancer (cancer of the appendix), Uterine Cancer, Osteosarcoma (cancer of the bone), Leiomyosarcoma (cancer of the soft tissue), Liposarcoma (cancer of the connective tissue), and Vulvar Cancer (cancer of the Vulva).
"Although it is still too early to be certain, with each additional cancer type that we demonstrate efficacy, we get one step closer to proving that Cchek™ could eventually become a 'pan-cancer' diagnostic that works with all types of cancer," said Robert Berman, the President and CEO of ITUS. "Success with any one of the big cancer killers like Breast Cancer or Lung Cancer would be cause enough for excitement, but based upon our preliminary results, we believe that Cchek™ has the potential to be transformative in the diagnosis of many and possibly all cancers."
Prior to today's announcement, the company previously announced success in detecting 7 different cancer types, including Breast Cancer, Lung Cancer, Colon Cancer, Melanoma, Ovarian Cancer, Liver Cancer, Thyroid Cancer, and Pancreatic Cancer, bringing the number of cancer types detected using its Cchek™ platform to 13. The company expects to release preliminary data from its Cchek™ biomarker study in the coming weeks, and will continue to accumulate and evaluate additional patient data, and perform such other testing as is necessary to begin the regulatory approval process.
ITUS funds, develops, acquires, and licenses emerging technologies in areas such as biotechnology. The Company is developing a platform called Cchek™, a series of non-invasive, blood tests for the early detection of solid tumor based cancers, which is based on the body's immunological response to the presence of a malignancy. Additional information is available at www.ITUScorp.com.
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