StageZero Life Sciences, Ltd ("StageZero" or the "Company") on Thursday April 1st, announced it was partnering with Health Clinics and Care Oncology to launch the early cancer diagnostic program AVRT centered around Aristotle, StageZero's multi-cancer test.
The Aristotle Female panel is 9 tests for cancer: ovarian, breast, cervical, endometrial, colorectal, bladder, stomach, liver and nasopharyngeal. The Aristotle Male panel is 6 tests for cancer: prostate, colorectal, bladder, stomach, liver and nasopharyngeal. Using an approach called immunoediting, Aristotle interrogates the mRNA from whole blood to detect gene expression profiles indicative of specific cancers. It is the first multi-cancer test to come to market with the ability to test for multiple, discrete cancers from a single sample of blood.
AVRT, under the direction of Dr. Padman Vamadevan at Care Oncology targets early disease, with a specific focus on cancer, utilizing consultations with oncologists who individualize diagnosis and any subsequent treatment. Aristotle will be priced at US$1500 and will initially be offered to Care Oncology's current US patients (3,000 +) as well as immediate family concerned about their own risk for cancer. AVRT begins immediately.
"COVID-19 has significantly altered the current healthcare landscape but has positioned us well: it has propelled telehealth to the dominant means by which to work with patients, it is generating good revenue for us - Q3 and Q4 2020 and continuing into Q1 2021, and has allowed us to build out our organization and finance it to market Aristotle" said James Howard-Tripp, Chairman and CEO of StageZero Life Sciences. "The team at Health Clinics/Care Oncology will significantly enhance our clinical and scientific capability, adding depth and affiliations with key cancer centers as well as expanding the executive and the board. The partnership also gives us the necessary infrastructure to correctly cater to employers, where we go next".
Further updates on the AVRT program and the acquisition will come in the weeks ahead.