Tempus launches new RNA sequencing-based oncology test for precision medicine

Tempus, a technology company advancing precision medicine through the practical application of artificial intelligence in healthcare, announced the launch of two new oncology tests designed to equip physicians with even more precise genomic data in an effort to improve therapeutic outcomes. Tempus|HRD, a test that identifies a patient’s homologous recombination deficiency (HRD) status, and Tempus|TO, a test which predicts the tissue of origin (TO) for tumors, will both launch this summer in the U.S.

“Our existing suite of genomic sequencing tests provide physicians with critical data that informs patient care across solid tumor and liquid biopsy profiling,” said Eric Lefkofsky, Founder and CEO. “With our additional HRD and TO capabilities, we are able to further expand the data we can provide oncologists at the point of care, advancing our collective ability to be more precise for the benefit of patients.”

Tempus|TO is an RNA-based sequencing test that provides guidance for physicians in cases in which imaging and immunohistochemistry stains yield uncertainty about the diagnosis of a patient’s tumor. The Tempus|TO test compares a patient’s tumor molecular data to a large internal database of annotated tumor data to identify a likely diagnosis that may impact standard of care therapy decisions, clinical trial enrollment, and reimbursement for therapies. Given that Tempus performs transcriptomic profiling on the vast majority of its patients, it is uniquely positioned by virtue of the size of its internal RNA database to identify a tumor’s tissue of origin. Tempus|TO is available in limited markets, with a broad launch planned for this summer.

Tempus also launched the Tempus|HRD, a DNA-based test, available as a supplementary option to xT, the company’s signature broad-panel genomic sequencing test that measures 648 genes, along with the full transcriptome.

Source – Tempus

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