xzw, well stated! And we will begin to hear about CRC being discovered after follow up colonoscopy lives being saved or extended. I don't think its a stretch that screening age gets lowered to 45 adding millions of lives to population. I would like to hear a PCP gdiscuss with a hard core non screening colonoscopy 55 year old patient the choice of FIT or CG.. PT-what's the price difference to me? PCP- no difference .. PT- how do they compare? PCP- one detects blood antigen in your stool; the other detects the same antigen and a host of other dna mutation markers specific to colon cancer . PT- what does that mean? PCP- that means CG is much more likely to detect the precancers larger polyps and HGD that have the most likelihood to turn malignant it significantly detects more curable stage crc as well
historically hasn't done great around earnings but really positive forward looking guidance from CC will send exas back into high teens imo... kc plays it pretty close to the vest so I will buy any significant dip
research Vascepa it is highly purified EPA.. placebo like safety profile and saves lives
Mars, remember when all we talked about was replacing 10% of the 10.2 million annual FIT's? turns out we are replacing some colonoscopies and a lot of people who haven't been screened that's something I didn't see happening... we should get to 1 million sooner than later imo
so this test is all about programmatic sensitivity much like the early PAP... the reason being MOST not all CRC takes 10+ years to develop so if CG can detect in the high 40 %'s of adenoma's those lesions most likely to turn malignant, Remember those lesions normally are 3 cm or larger and or HGD is evident, CG is in the high 60% on both so 20% greater sensitivity than what is necessary... so through the magic of programmatic sensitivity CG will detect 99.7% of cancers and precancers over this period of time completed every 3 years. Nothing is perfect because CRC is not homogenous.. But you can sleep better at night than if you were compliant with FIT annually.
well said one_ sonoran ... I walk my dog in the evenings and interact daily with his 'ick' :) need I mention billions have had a one ply ' ick experience' ... thanks for sharing
CG maybe one of the few these doesn't benefit .. I guess when more color comes out on reimbursement rates for the private payors we will know for certain
senior you took the words out of my mouth ... tests aren't close when evaluating the proximal colon and adenoma's. The board has diminished considerably since uspstf last year. I'm not pumping I try to stay with the facts. With zero out of pocket for an insured, one would be a fool to accept FIT as a prescribed screening tool. The only thing slowing this ramp is misinformation and private payors dragging their feet in ignorance.
02' !! you got me by 7 years ... i was very naïve about uspstf. I didn't see Kaiser in the background...i think the piece i might have overlooked most was not putting together a top notch salesforce... it would take 3 minutes to demonstrate the superiority of CG over any other noninvasive.... talk about the proximal colon, interval crc and ssl's ... i'm gone- on to the next practice.. i had a conversation with my pcp and G.I. they both bought EXAS