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HTG Molecular Appoints Dr. Joseph Sparano as Lead of Its Clinical Scientific Advisory Board for Breast Cancer Program
TUCSON, Ariz., Jan. 23, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HTG Molecular Diagnostics, Inc. (Nasdaq: HTGM) (HTG), a life science company whose mission is to advance precision medicine, today announced it has appointed Dr. Joseph Sparano as lead of its Breast Cancer Program Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). Dr. Joseph Sparano is Professor of Medicine & Women's Health at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Associate Chairman for Clinical Research in the Department of Oncology at Montefiore Medical Center and Associate Director for Clinical Research at the Albert Einstein Cancer Center. He is a medical oncologist whose research has focused on developmental therapeutic approaches for breast cancer, lymphoma and HIV-associated cancers, and clinical application biomarkers in breast cancer and other cancers. He previously served as Chair of the Breast Committee of the ECOG-ACRIN Research Group and is the study chair of the Trial Assigning Individualized Options for Treatment (TAILORx), the largest precision medicine trial in breast cancer ever conducted.
“We are absolutely thrilled that Dr. Sparano has agreed to chair our Clinical Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Sparano has the experience and qualifications to guide HTG’s clinical development path for our comprehensive breast cancer molecular diagnostic assay,” stated Dr. Maureen Cronin, HTG’s Chief Scientific Officer. “Much has been learned since the TAILORx trial was designed and the rich data emerging from that trial, and many others, means that now there is clinically actionable genomic information available for all breast cancer patients. Our aim is to combine that information into one test accessible through all molecular pathology laboratories. Dr. Sparano’s guidance will be key in successfully reaching that objective,” continued Dr. Cronin.
Dr. Sparano added, “I’m excited about the novel technologies developed by HTG and the prospects of applying these to advance patient care.”
HTG is focused on advancing precision medicine. The company’s proprietary HTG EdgeSeq technology automates complex, highly multiplexed molecular profiling from solid and liquid samples, even when limited in amount. HTG’s customers use its technology to identify biomarkers important for precision medicine, to understand the clinical relevance of these discoveries, and ultimately to identify treatment options.
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Ashley R. Robinson
LifeSci Advisors, LLC
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