"The logistics and feasibility of a Triage Concept seems very plausible."
ISNES, Belgium, Feb. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- VolitionRx Limited (NYSE AMERICAN: VNRX) ("Volition") today announced the successful conclusion to the Logistics and Pathway Design Study conducted by Hvidovre Hospital and The Danish Research Group. The study was established to answer the very practical, logistical questions of how a triage blood test could fit into the current Danish screening program for colorectal cancer ("CRC"). The study showed that it was indeed possible to collect, process, gather and ship the blood test from all five participating hospitals to a central laboratory within 24 hours. Furthermore, analysis from the central laboratory was shown to provide the needed data in due time (in accordance with current Danish Legislation) to decide whether or not to perform a colonoscopy.
Cameron Reynolds, Chief Executive Officer, commented "We are delighted that the team in Denmark has completed the Logistics and Pathway Design Study and positively concluded that the logistics and feasibility of using a triage concept, where the triage test is used in addition to a fecal immunochemical test to screen for CRC, seems very plausible and could indeed fit into the current Danish screening pathway. We also further welcome their conclusion that the inclusion of the triage concept could be advantageous. "
Volition has previously reported that many healthcare systems in Europe, including Denmark, are struggling to meet the increased colonoscopy demand that has come from the implementation of solely fecal-based colorectal cancer screening programs. This study demonstrates that a colorectal cancer screening triage blood test may prove beneficial in other national screening programs.
Volition is a multi-national life sciences company developing simple, easy to use blood-based cancer tests to accurately diagnose a range of cancers. The tests are based on the science of Nucleosomics®, which is the practice of identifying and measuring nucleosomes in the bloodstream or other bodily fluid - an indication that disease is present.
As cancer screening programs become more widespread, Volition's products aim to help to diagnose a range of cancers quickly, simply, accurately and cost effectively. Early diagnosis has the potential to not only prolong the life of patients, but also to improve their quality of life.
Volition's research and development activities are currently centered in Belgium, with additional offices in London, Texas and Singapore, as the company focuses on bringing its diagnostic products to market first in Europe, then in the U.S. and ultimately, worldwide.
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