SALT LAKE CITY, June 25, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Myriad Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MYGN), a leader in molecular diagnostics and precision medicine, announced today that a new study published in Future Medicine demonstrates the ability of myPath® Melanoma to accurately classify skin lesions ruled indeterminate by standard pathological review.
“This validation study for myPath Melanoma demonstrates the ability of the test to accurately classify lesions which are ruled indeterminate by an expert dermatopathologist,” said Nicole Lambert, president of Myriad International, Oncology and Women’s Health. “Importantly, this accuracy was linked to the gold standard endpoint of real world clinical outcomes demonstrating the accuracy of the myPath Melanoma test result for patients and physicians concerned about this deadly cancer.”
The study evaluated 181 skin lesions of which 125 were ruled indeterminate by at least one of seven blinded dermatopathologists who reviewed the samples. The samples were linked to known real world outcomes with 43 percent of samples representing malignant melanomas. Importantly, myPath Melanoma demonstrated 90.4 percent sensitivity and 95.5 percent specificity in the indeterminate sample cohort and 93.8 percent sensitivity and 96.2 percent specificity when evaluating the entire sample cohort. This data is consistent with multiple other clinical validation studies for myPath Melanoma which have demonstrated the ability of the test to delineate melanoma from benign skin lesions with high diagnostic accuracy.
According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 100,350 Americans are expected to be diagnosed with melanoma this year. Early and accurate diagnosis of melanoma is critical for long-term survival.
About Myriad myPath® Melanoma
Myriad myPath Melanoma is a clinically validated test to be used as an adjunct to histopathology when the distinction between a benign nevus and a malignant melanoma cannot be made confidently by histopathology alone. The test measures the expression of 23 genes and accurately distinguishes melanoma from benign nevi. For more information visit: https://mypathmelanoma.com/.
About Myriad Genetics
Myriad Genetics Inc., is a leading personalized medicine company dedicated to being a trusted advisor transforming patient lives worldwide with pioneering molecular diagnostics. Myriad discovers and commercializes molecular diagnostic tests that: determine the risk of developing disease, accurately diagnose disease, assess the risk of disease progression, and guide treatment decisions across six major medical specialties where molecular diagnostics can significantly improve patient care and lower healthcare costs. Myriad is focused on three strategic imperatives: transitioning and expanding its hereditary cancer testing markets, diversifying its product portfolio through the introduction of new products and increasing the revenue contribution from international markets. For more information on how Myriad is making a difference, please visit the Company’s website: www.myriad.com.
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