Highlights 4Kscore’s ability to predict aggressive prostate cancer
Showcasing 4Kscore and Claros 1 Point-of-Care System at Exhibit Booth #904
MIAMI, May 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — OPKO Health, Inc. (Nasdaq:OPK) announces that multiple podium and poster presentations highlighting the Company’s 4Kscore test will be presented at the 112th American Urological Association (AUA) Annual Meeting taking place from May 12-16, 2017 in Boston.
The following podium and poster presentations highlighting the 4Kscore test will take place in Room 162 of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center:
|Title:||“The 4Kscore Test Accurately Predicts Aggressive Prostate Cancer in Men of all Ages and Race”|
|Poster:||Poster presentation PD07-01|
|Date/Time:||May 12, 2017 at 9:30 am ET|
|Title:||“Combining 4KScore and MRI for prostate biopsy decision making”|
|Poster:||Poster presentation PD40-08|
|Date/Time:||May 14, 2017 at 9:30 am ET|
|Title:||“A four-kallikrein panel in predicting high-grade prostate cancer on biopsy: an independent replication from the Finnish section of the European Randomized Study of Screening for Prostate Cancer”|
|Poster:||Poster presentation PD40-06|
|Date/Time:||May 14, 2017 at 10:20 am ET|
|Title:||“Does 4K and/or Michigan Prostate Score Change Cancer Detection Rates in Multi-Parametric MRI discovered PIRADS 3 or Lower Lesions?”|
|Poster:||Poster presentation PD65-09|
|Date/Time:||May 16, 2017 at 8:20 am ET|
|Title:||“An Independent, Multi-Institutional, Prospective study in the Veterans Affairs Health System confirms the 4Kscore accurately predicts aggressive prostate cancer”|
|Podium:||Podium presentation PD71-04|
|Date/Time:||May 16, 2017 at 10:00 am ET|
To learn more about the Company’s 4Kscore test and Claros 1 Point-of-Care system, visit the OPKO Health Booth #904 in the Exhibit Hall.
About the 4Kscore™ Test
The 4Kscore is the only blood test that accurately identifies risk for aggressive prostate cancer. The 4Kscore measures the blood plasma levels of four different prostate-derived kallikrein proteins: Total PSA, Free PSA, Intact PSA and human kallikrein-related peptidase 2 (hK2). These biomarkers are combined with a patient’s age, digital rectal exam (DRE) status (nodule / no nodule), and prior negative biopsy status (yes / no) using a proprietary algorithm that calculates the risk (probability) of finding a Gleason Score 7 or higher prostate cancer. The four kallikrein panel of biomarkers utilized in the 4Kscore test is based on over a decade of research conducted by scientists at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and leading European institutions. The 4Kscore test provides individualized risk for the presence of aggressive prostate cancer and adds new information to the patient-physician shared decision making discussion. The 4Kscore test is included in the 2016 National Comprehensive Cancer Network and 2016 European Association of Urology Prostate Cancer Guidelines.
About OPKO Health, Inc.
OPKO Health is a diversified healthcare company that seeks to establish industry-leading positions in large, rapidly growing markets. Our diagnostics business includes Bio-Reference Laboratories, the nation’s third-largest clinical laboratory with a core genetic testing business and a 400-person sales and marketing team to drive growth and leverage new products, including the 4Kscore® prostate cancer test and the Claros® 1 in-office immunoassay platform. Our pharmaceutical business features RAYALDEE, an FDA-approved treatment for SHPT in stage 3-4 CKD patients with vitamin D insufficiency (launched in November 2016), VARUBI™ for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (oral formulation launched by partner TESARO and IV formulation pending FDA approval), OPK88003, a once or twice weekly oxyntomodulin for type 2 diabetes and obesity which is a clinically advanced drug candidate among the new class of GLP-1 glucagon receptor dual agonists, OPK88004, an androgen receptor modulator for androgen deficiency indications, OPK88002, a NK-1 inhibitor to treat pruritus (severe itching) in dialysis patients, and OPK88001, a proprietary oligonucleotide to treat Dravet Syndrome. In addition, the Company is advancing its CTP technology, which includes a long-acting hGH-CTP, a once weekly human growth hormone injection (in phase 3 and partnered with Pfizer), and a long-acting Factor VIIa drug for hemophilia in phase 2a. OPKO also has production and distribution assets worldwide, multiple strategic investments and an active business development strategy. More information available at www.opko.com.
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