FREMONT, Calif., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Arbor Vita Corporation, a privately held company, announced today results presented at the 29th International Papillomavirus (IPV) Conference based on the groundbreaking OncoE6TM proteomic-based diagnostics platform applied to diverse clinical settings. Presentations were given by Charite University Hospital in Berlin, Catholic Hospital Battor (Ghana), the German Cancer Research Center, and Arbor Vita Corporation.
One clinical setting is cervical cancer screening. Although current cervical cancer screening technologies such as Pap smears and HPV tests have been effective in reducing cervical cancer rates in the United States and Europe, they require costly infrastructure to perform and suffer in specificity. These limitations in cost (millions in equipment with highly trained personnel) and specificity (too many false positives requiring more testing) have made cervical cancer screening impractical in many parts of the world where cervical cancer is the number one or two cause of death in women. This is tragic because when this cancer is detected early, treatment is simple and effective.
Researchers from the Charite University Hospital in Berlin reported that OncoE6TM Cervical Test was able to detect cervical cancers and precancers with equal efficacy using patient-collected specimens compared to physician collected samples. These findings opened up the possibility of broad field testing not possible before. Their collaborators at the Catholic Hospital in Battor, in the Volta Region of Ghana reported on efforts currently under way to screen women in remote parts of Ghana. Women in the villages collect their own cervical/v
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