Natera Announces New MRD Data in Multiple Tumor Types, to be Presented at ASCO Annual Meeting

Natera, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTRA), a global leader in cell-free DNA and genetic testing, today announced that the company, along with its collaborators, will present new data at the 2024 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting taking place May 31 – June 4, 2024.

The presentations feature data across a variety of indications, including breast cancer, colorectal cancer (CRC), lung cancer, melanoma, esophageal cancer, and urothelial cancer, with one oral presentation and 12 poster presentations on Signatera™, Natera’s personalized and tumor-informed molecular residual disease test, as well as one poster with data on Empower™, Natera’s test for hereditary cancer.

Minetta Liu, MD, chief medical officer of oncology at Natera, said, “We look forward to sharing new data across cancer types, reflecting Natera's deep clinical pipeline in MRD with results from randomized trials as well as real-world studies. This includes promising new findings from the CIRCULATE-Japan GALAXY study demonstrating the prognostic and predictive utility of Signatera and actionable biomarkers in colorectal cancer.”

GALAXY is part of the CIRCULATE-Japan trial platform, which also includes ALTAIR, a first-of-its-kind, “treat on molecular recurrence” study evaluating the utility of Signatera in CRC. Natera expects to announce topline results for this phase III randomized trial in August 2024.

Below is the full list of presentations featuring Signatera and Empower at ASCO:

  • Poster Presentation | Abstract # 3609 | Presenter: Yoshiaki Nakamura, MD, PhD | CRC

    Prognostic and predictive value of ctDNA-based MRD and actionable biomarkers in patients with resectable CRC: CIRCULATE-Japan GALAXY
  • Oral Presentation | Abstract # LBA507 | Presenter: Sherene Loi, MD, PhD | Breast Cancer

    Prognostic utility of ctDNA dynamics in the monarchE trial of adjuvant abemaciclib plus endocrine therapy (ET) in HR+, HER2-, node-positive, high-risk early breast cancer (EBC)
  • Poster Presentation | Abstract # 3586 | Presenter: Eric Lander, MD | CRC

    Genomic alterations in early-onset versus average-onset stage IV CRC
  • Poster Presentation | Abstract # 5034 | Presenter: Rebecca Hassoun, MD | Testicular Cancer

    Longitudinal Evaluation of ctDNA as a Prognostic Biomarker to Detect Minimal Residual Disease (MRD) in Testicular Cancer
  • Poster Presentation | Abstract # 4587 | Presenter: Adanma Ayanambakkam, MD | Urothelial Cancer

    Longitudinal analysis of ctDNA in localised and metastatic urothelial cancer
  • Poster Presentation | Abstract # 4028 | Presenter: Aziz Zaanan, MD | Esophageal Cancer

    Longitudinal ctDNA analysis during treatment (Tx) of locally advanced resectable (LAR) gastric or gastroesophageal junction (G/GEJ) adenocarcinoma (ADENOCA): the PLAGAST prospective biomarker study
  • Poster Presentation | Abstract # 9564 | Presenter: Michael LaPelusa, MD | Melanoma

    Association between ctDNA and Recurrence-Free Survival (RFS) in Patients (pts) with Resected Stage III Melanoma - an Exploratory Analysis of SWOG S1404
  • Poster Presentation | Abstract # 6056 | Presenter: Glenn Hanna, MD | Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma

    Personalized ctDNA for monitoring disease status in HPV-negative head and neck squamous cell carcinoma
  • Poster Presentation | Abstract # TPS8659 | Presenter: Yasushi Goto, MD, PhD | Lung Cancer

    Randomized phase III study comparing suspension or continuation of PD- 1 Pathway Blockade for patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (SAVE study: JCOG1701)
  • Poster Presentation | Abstract # 569 | Presenter: Mridula George, MD | Breast Cancer

    Predicting response to neoadjuvant therapy (NAT) in patients (pts) with early-stage breast cancer (BC) using ctDNA testing
  • Poster Presentation | Abstract # 549 | Presenter: Marla Lipsyc-Sharf, MD | Breast Cancer

    Impact of ctDNA surveillance on clinical care for patients with stage I-III breast cancer: Findings from a multi-institutional study.
  • Poster Presentation | Abstract # 518 | Presenter: Yoichi Naito, MD | Breast Cancer

    ctDNA monitoring for breast cancer at high risk of recurrence: Interim analysis of JCOG1204A1
  • Poster Presentation | Abstract # 10596 | Presenter: Sarah Lee, MD | Pan-Cancer (Empower)

    A targeted panel of actionable high risk hereditary cancer predisposition genes can identify patients with pathogenic/likely pathogenic variants (PVs) irrespective of meeting established NCCN testing criteria

About Signatera

Signatera is a personalized, tumor-informed, molecular residual disease test for patients previously diagnosed with cancer. Custom-built for each individual, Signatera uses circulating tumor DNA to detect and quantify cancer left in the body, identify recurrence earlier than standard of care tools, and help optimize treatment decisions. The test is available for clinical and research use and is covered by Medicare for patients with colorectal cancer, breast cancer, ovarian cancer and muscle invasive bladder cancer, as well as for immunotherapy monitoring of any solid tumor. Signatera has been clinically validated across multiple cancer types and indications, with published evidence in more than 60 peer-reviewed papers.

About Natera

Natera™ is a global leader in cell-free DNA and genetic testing, dedicated to oncology, women’s health, and organ health. We aim to make personalized genetic testing and diagnostics part of the standard-of-care to protect health and inform earlier, more targeted interventions that help lead to longer, healthier lives. Natera’s tests are supported by more than 200 peer-reviewed publications that demonstrate excellent performance. Natera operates ISO 13485-certified and CAP-accredited laboratories certified under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) in Austin, Texas, and San Carlos, California. For more information, visit

Forward-Looking Statements

All statements other than statements of historical facts contained in this press release are forward-looking statements and are not a representation that Natera’s plans, estimates, or expectations will be achieved. These forward-looking statements represent Natera’s expectations as of the date of this press release, and Natera disclaims any obligation to update the forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially, including with respect to whether the results of clinical or other studies will support the use of our product offerings, the impact of results of such studies, our expectations of the reliability, accuracy and performance of our tests, or of the benefits of our tests and product offerings to patients, providers and payers. Additional risks and uncertainties are discussed in greater detail in "Risk Factors" in Natera’s recent filings on Forms 10-K and 10-Q and in other filings Natera makes with the SEC from time to time. These documents are available at and


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