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OncoStem diagnostics receives accreditation from CAP

16 November 2018 | News

OncoStem is one among the few laboratories in India to receive both CAP and NABL accreditations.

OncoStem Diagnostics, an Oncology focused company that enables personalised breast cancer treatment has been awarded accreditation from the College of American Pathologists (CAP) for its laboratory in Bangalore. CAP accreditation is awarded to laboratories that meet the highest standards of quality, accuracy and consistency.

The College of American Pathologists (CAP) is a leading US based organization of board-certified pathologists that serves patients, pathologists, and the public by fostering and advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine worldwide. CAP's accredition program is widely considered the leader in laboratory quality assurance. . Designed to go well beyond regulatory compliance, the program helps laboratories achieve the highest standards of excellence to positively impact patient care.

On the occasion, Dr Manjiri Bakre, CEO & Founder, OncoStem Diagnostics said  “We are pleased to receive this accreditation for the superior quality of laboratory services that we provide.  CAP accreditation validates our continued efforts to provide accurate results and prompt service to our patients under stringent quality processes. This recognition by CAP augments our focus on the vision to help early stage cancer patients towards optimal treatment planning through reliable and accurate results”

OncoStem’s CanAssist Breast is a proteomic based test that assesses the expression of metastasis-related biomarkers to predict the probability of recurrence of invasive breast carcinoma in early stage ER+/Her2- breast cancer patients. It categorizes the risk of cancer recurrence clearly as either ‘low or high’ with no grey area in between.This clear distinction of patients based on risk of cancer recurrence allows doctors to devise treatment plans that are in tune with the prognosis, maintaining a balance between the benefits and side effects. It makes customized treatment possible by either avoiding or shortening chemotherapy treatment cycles in low-risk patients and by identifying high risk patients who would benefit from the addition of chemotherapy.

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