Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Molecular & Clinical Diagnostics
Scientific Community
 
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article
  News
Return

Rosetta Genomics, Moffitt Cancer Center Enter mRNA-Based Cancer Diagnostic Agreement

Published: Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Last Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Bookmark and Share
Partnership to advance the development and commercialization of Rosetta's thyroid neoplasia assay.

An estimated 4-7 percent of the general population develops nodules in the thyroid that can be felt on examination, though fewer than 10 percent are malignant. A fine needle aspiration (FNA), a non-surgical procedure used to obtain tissue for analysis by a pathologist, is the standard technique for detecting cancer. It is estimated that nearly 500,000 FNAs are performed each year in the United States and approximately 740,000 are performed annually in Europe. Interpretation of FNA samples is not always conclusive, and up to 30 percent of samples have indeterminate results.

"This agreement is a significant step forward in the development of our key pipeline project, an assay for the differential diagnosis of indeterminate thyroid FNAs. We believe that working with experts like Dr. Leon and others at Moffitt will significantly enhance and accelerate the development of our thyroid neoplasia assay," stated Kenneth A. Berlin, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Results from our initial studies demonstrated that microRNA expression levels can differentiate malignant nodules from benign nodules, and also demonstrated our ability to extract and profile microRNAs from thyroid FNAs in various sample types and in a way consistent with common clinical practices. This agreement with Moffitt will help us further advance the development of this important assay, and should allow us to achieve our goal of launching this important assay prior to the end of 2015."

Under the agreement, Rosetta will work with Marino Leon, M.D., associate member of the Department of Anatomic Pathology at Moffitt.

"Many patients with repeated indeterminate thyroid FNA results are sent to surgery as a precaution, some of these cases are benign lesions. This exposes patients to unnecessary surgical risk and costs the system hundreds of millions of dollars," noted Dr. Leon. "Rosetta is developing a thyroid neoplasia assay that has the potential to improve clinical management in a cost-effective manner by reducing the number of unnecessary surgeries. This is in keeping with Moffitt's commitment to support innovations that enhance patient care and outcomes."


Further Information

Join For Free

Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 2,900+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More than 4,200+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters


Sign In



Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into TechnologyNetworks.com you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

Related Content

Rosetta Genomics to Acquire PersonalizeDx
Rosetta will gain proprietary tests in prostate, bladder and lung cancer.
Monday, April 13, 2015
Rosetta Genomics and Moffitt Cancer Center Enter into Strategic Alliance
Leverages strengths of both organizations to develop diagnostic assays for important, unmet needs in cancer.
Friday, September 05, 2014
Rosetta Genomics Expands Management Team
Brings extensive track record in leading commercial teams and driving revenues in microRNA, oncology and thyroid diagnostics.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Rosetta Genomics to Receive U.S. Patent for Oncology Therapeutic
Company receives a Notice of Allowance from the USPTO for a patent claiming Mp53-negative cancer patients.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Rosetta Genomics Appoints Kevin Watson
Recognized expert in healthcare policy and reimbursement to lead payer efforts for Company's line of microRNA diagnostics.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Rosetta Genomics Executes Credentialing Agreements With Two National Healthcare Preferred Provider Networks
Adds approximately 44 million potential covered lives for the Rosetta Cancer Origin Test.
Monday, September 09, 2013
Study Validating miRview Lung Assay Published in Journal of Molecular Diagnostics
Assay shown to accurately differentiate between the four main types of lung cancer.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Rosetta Genomics Announces Compliance with Continued Listing Requirements of The NASDAQ Capital Market
Company is in compliance with the $2.5 million stockholders' equity requirement for continued listing on The NASDAQ Capital Market®.
Thursday, June 07, 2012
Rosetta to Raise $2.2 Million in Registered Direct Offering
Company has entered into agreements with investors to purchase an aggregate of 632,057 ordinary shares at a price of $3.50 per share.
Friday, May 18, 2012
Rosetta Announces $1.75 Million Debt Financing and Potential $1.25 Million Licensing Transaction
Pursuant to the terms of the transaction, Rosetta has also agreed to negotiate in good faith a definitive license agreement with a designee of the holders of the debentures.
Friday, January 27, 2012
Rosetta Genomics Sells Ownership in Rosetta Green
The diagnostics developer announced that it has entered into a Share Transfer Agreement with certain purchasers, pursuant to which it has sold all of the ordinary shares of Rosetta Green Ltd. ("Rosetta Green") it held.
Monday, December 19, 2011
Rosetta Genomics Announces New York State Approval for miRview mets²
Proprietary microRNA diagnostic for identification of cancer of unknown primary now available in all 50 U.S. states.
Friday, December 09, 2011
microRNAs Shown as Biomarkers for Heart Failure Prognosis
Research shows that elevated serum levels of specific microRNAs identify systolic heart failure (HF) patients and correlate with important clinical prognostic parameters.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Rosetta Genomics Announces Changes to Board of Directors
Kenneth A. Berlin, President and CEO of Rosetta Genomics, has stepped down from the Company's Board of Directors.
Monday, April 04, 2011
Rosetta Genomics Receives Grant and Joins Rimonim Pharmaceutical Consortium
Consortium aimed to bring Israeli biotechnology companies together to promote RNAi-based therapeutics which is funded by the Office of the Israeli Chief Scientist.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Scientific News
‘Smelling’ Prostate Cancer
A research team from the University of Liverpool and the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has reached an important milestone towards creating a urine diagnostic test for prostate cancer that could mean that invasive diagnostic procedures that men currently undergo eventually become a thing of the past.
Criminal Justice Alcohol Program Linked to Decreased Mortality
Institute has announced that in the criminal justice alcohol program deaths dropped by 4.2 percent over six years.
Charting Kidney Cancer Metabolism
Changes in cell metabolism are increasingly recognized as an important way tumors develop and progress, yet these changes are hard to measure and interpret. A new tool designed by MSK scientists allows users to identify metabolic changes in kidney cancer tumors that may one day be targets for therapy.
Individuals' Medical Histories Predicted by their Noncoding Genomes
Researchers have found that analyzing mutations in regions of the genome that control genes can predict medical conditions such as hypertension, narcolepsy and heart problems.
'Molecular Movie' Opens Door to New Cancer Treatments
An international team of scientists led by the University of Liverpool has produced a 'structural movie' revealing the step-by-step creation of an important naturally occurring chemical in the body that plays a role in some cancers.
Advancing Synthetic Biology
Living systems rely on a dizzying variety of chemical reactions essential to development and survival. Most of these involve a specialized class of protein molecules — the enzymes.
Preparing for Potential Zika Outbreaks
Experts at the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) are developing tools to monitor the spread of the Zika virus and are conducting research to gather more solid data to better assess the risks associated with the infection.
What do Banana Peels and Human Skin Have in Common?
Human skin and banana peels have something in common: they produce the same enzyme when attacked. By studying fruit, researchers have come up with an accurate method for diagnosing the stages of this form of skin cancer.
Biomarker for Recurring HPV-Linked Oropharyngeal Cancers
A look-back analysis of HPV infection antibodies in patients treated for oropharyngeal (mouth and throat) cancers linked to HPV infection suggests at least one of the antibodies could be useful in identifying those at risk for a recurrence of the cancer, say scientists at the Johns Hopkins University.
Counting Cancer-busting Oxygen Molecules
Researchers from the Centre for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP), an Australian Research Centre of Excellence, have shown that nanoparticles used in combination with X-rays, are a viable method for killing cancer cells deep within the living body.
Skyscraper Banner

Skyscraper Banner
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
 
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
2,900+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
4,200+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FOR FREE!