REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Guardant Health, Inc. (Nasdaq: GH) has CE-marked Guardant360® CDx for tumor mutation profiling, also known as comprehensive genomic profiling (CGP), in patients with any solid malignant neoplasm (cancerous tumor). The test is also approved as a companion diagnostic to identify non-small cell lung cancer patients with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) alterations who may benefit from treatment with Tagrisso® (osimertinib).
The Guardant360 CDx test offers patients and clinicians a simple, faster blood test to help inform personalized treatment options. The Guardant360 CDx received U.S. FDA approval in August 2020.
“Gaining the CE-mark for our Guardant360 CDx test is an important step to making our test more widely accessible to patients around the world. We are committed to helping cancer patients be comprehensively tested to see if they are appropriate for potentially life-changing personalized treatments,” said Helmy Eltoukhy, Guardant Health CEO.
The World Health Organization estimates over 10 million cancer deaths in 2020,1 many of whom may have benefitted from CGP to guide a more personalized treatment plan based on a growing list of effective CGP-informed targeted therapies. Clinical studies show that patients receiving targeted therapies have improved progression-free survival and higher overall response rates relative to chemotherapy or immunotherapy.2-8 Clinical adoption of targeted therapies lags behind medical guidelines due to several factors, including insufficient tissue for biopsy, which is the case for as many as 30 percent of solid cancer patients.9-11
Since the company’s inception, Guardant Health has been dedicated to unlocking the potential of liquid biopsy to transform cancer by enabling precision oncology at all stages of the disease. The FDA approval and CE-marking of Guardant360 CDx for tumor mutation profiling and as a companion diagnostic for Tagrisso (osimertinib) represents a critical milestone in the company’s mission to conquer cancer with data. The Guardant360 CDx is also being developed as a companion diagnostic for investigational products in development by other collaborators, including Amgen, Janssen Biotech, Inc., and Radius Health, Inc.
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