Stockholm, April 4, 2022: Swedish molecular diagnostics company Elypta today announced the launch of its second clinical study intended to validate the diagnostic performance of GAGomes – the complete profile of human glycosaminoglycans – as metabolic biomarkers for Multi-Cancer Early Detection (MCED). This study, LEVANTIS-0093A (LEV93A), aims to detect any-type cancer in adults at high risk of developing cancer due to significant smoking history.
Elypta will analyze blood samples prospectively collected within the Yorkshire Lung Screening Trial Biomarker sub-study and corresponding participant data prospectively collected within the Yorkshire Lung Screening Trial and the Yorkshire Kidney Screening Trial, all of which are sponsored by the University of Leeds and funded by Yorkshire Cancer Research, in collaboration with the University of Manchester, the University of Leeds, and the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.
Dr. Bethany Shinkins, Associate Professor of Health Economics in the University of Leeds School of Medicine, said: “The University of Leeds team is really excited to be collaborating with Elypta to support the evaluation of a novel biomarker that could help to detect cancer at an earlier stage, minimising the need for invasive and toxic treatments and increasing chances of survival. We would like to thank everyone who participates in the study.”
LEV93A, sponsored by Elypta, builds upon proof-of-concept data shared at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) conference in June 2021 which indicated that GAGomes could detect one third of all stage I cancers across 14 types, including lung and kidney cancer. Elypta’s liquid biopsy exceed the performance of other proposed approaches that use biomarkers based on circulating tumor DNA, which have been shown to perform particularly poorly in kidney cancer despite the high prevalence of this lethal disease among high-risk adults.
LEV93A is the second study in MCED launched by Elypta, following the already initiated LEVANTIS-0087A study (NCT05235009),where the aim is to detect any-type cancer in adults who show no symptoms or have any recent history of cancer.
LEVANTIS-0093A(LEV93A) is a prospective cohort observational clinical study to validate the plasma free GAGome MCED test in adults at high risk of developing cancer(“high-risk adults”), specifically in 55–80-year-old adults with significant smoking history. LEV93A will use plasma biospecimens and corresponding patient data prospectively collected within the Yorkshire Lung Screening Trial (YLST)Biomarker sub-study, the the Yorkshire Lung Screening Trial (YLST),and the Yorkshire Kidney Screening Trial (YKST), all of which are sponsored by the University of Leeds and funded by the Yorkshire Cancer Research (award references: L403, L403B, L403C),in collaboration with the University of Manchester, the University of Leeds and Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust (LTHT).
More information about LEVANTIS-0093A can be found at ClinicalTrials.gov (NCT05295017).
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Elypta is a Swedish molecular diagnostics company focused on reducing cancer mortality by enabling earlier detection and closer monitoring. The metabolism-based liquid biopsy platform in development measures a novel panel of biomarkers and utilizes machine learning algorithms to generate cancer-type specific GAG scores. Elypta is advancing a broad study program across different cancers with the first indication expected to be early detection of recurrence in renal cell carcinoma.
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