Guardant Health to present 17 scientific abstracts highlighting contribution of its blood tests and real-world data to advances in precision oncology and cancer screening at 2023 ASCO annual meeting

May 31, 2023

New research further confirms value of interrogating epigenomic signals with Guardant Infinity™ platform to identify novel biomarker targets and predict treatment resistance

Guardant Health, Inc. (Nasdaq: GH), a leading precision oncology company, announced today that the company and its research collaborators will present data from 17 studies that highlight the contribution of Guardant blood tests and real-world data to advances in precision oncology and cancer screening at the 2023 American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, June 2-6 in Chicago.

Data being presented from multiple studies demonstrate the utility of Guardant Health’s portfolio of cancer tests to help healthcare professionals optimize care for patients at all stages of the disease—from detecting early-stage cancers to identifying the presence of residual disease and delivering insights that inform treatment to improve outcomes.

“We look forward to sharing new data at ASCO that demonstrate scientific and clinical advances across the entire continuum of cancer care,” said Helmy Eltoukhy, Guardant Health chairman and co-CEO. “In particular, research demonstrating the tremendous potential of epigenomic analysis through our new Guardant Infinity platform shows how gaining deeper insights into the tumor microenvironment can help us identify new potential biomarker targets for therapy and predictive markers for treatment resistance.”

Featured presentations include:

  • Guardant Health will present a session highlighting the performance of the Guardant Infinity platform in the detection of homologous recombination deficiency (HRD) status in patients with breast cancer. With HRD prediction, the platform provides a comprehensive, minimally invasive solution for PARPi and DNA damage treatment selection and longitudinal monitoring, and an exploratory platform for investigating epigenetic signals that may underpin resistance. (Abstract 556, Sunday, June 4, 8-11am, Hall A)
  • Guardant Health collaborators will present a session on the ESR1 mutational landscape and the impact of co-existing resistance variants on clinical outcomes in patients with metastatic breast cancer. The study demonstrates that plasma-based genotyping can detect ESR1 mutations that qualify patients to receive FDA-approved SERD therapy, including repeat testing over time even when an ESR1 mutation was not present in a past sample. The study also explores additional co-mutations ascertained through broad genomic liquid profiling and their impact on patient survival. (Abstract 1074, Sunday, June 4, 8-11am, Hall A)
  • Guardant Health collaborators will present results from HERALD/EPOC1806, a multicenter, investigator-initiated phase 2 trial of T-DXd for patients with HER2 (ERBB2)-amplified advanced solid tumors identified in cfDNA by Guardant360 (G360) as a part of the Nationwide Cancer Genome Screening Project (GOZILA study) in Japan. Results indicate that T-DXd achieved a high objective response rate and durable response with a manageable safety profile in patients with advanced solid tumors and HER2 amplification detected in cfDNA. (Abstract 3014, Saturday, June 3, 1:15–2:45pm, Grand Ballroom S100bc)

Complete list of Guardant Health and collaborator presentations at ASCO




Title (Hall A unless otherwise noted)


Saturday, June 3 | 8:00 am – 11:00 am



Changes in ctDNA levels as an early indicator of outcomes in advanced NSCLC treated with TKI: Initial findings from a retrospective aggregate analysis of 8 clinical trials




cfDNA NGS detection of fusions acquired as mechanisms of resistance in the post-EGFR setting across multiple solid tumors




Efficacy and safety of futibatinib for refractory advanced solid malignancies with FGFR alterations identified in circulating tumor DNA: TiFFANY, A GOZILA-affiliated Trial




Clinical outcomes of immune checkpoint inhibitor treatment in patients with classic cold tumors identified to have a high tumor mutational burden via ctDNA





ctDNA-based genomic landscape analysis to evaluate molecular brake and gatekeeper mutations in FGFR2 alterations


Saturday, June 3 | 1:15 pm – 4:15 pm



Tissue-agnostic efficacy of trastuzumab deruxtecan (T-DXd) in advanced solid tumors with HER2 amplification identified by plasma cell-free DNA (cfDNA) testing: Results from a phase 2 basket trial (HERALD/EPOC1806) (Note: Location is Grand Ballroom S100bc)




Understanding patient acceptance and compliance of a blood-based colorectal cancer screening test


Sunday, June 4 | 8:00 am – 11:00 am



Detection of homologous recombination deficiency (HRD) using a novel genomic and epigenomic liquid biopsy assay in patients with breast cancer

Guardant Infinity



Investigating racial inequities of circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) use in patients with non-small cell lung cancer: A real world analysis




ESR1 mutational landscape and impact of co-existing resistance variants on clinical outcomes in patients with metastatic breast cancer




Real-world outcomes of patients with advanced breast cancer with and without resistance alterations detected in cell-free circulating tumor DNA prior to CDK4/6 inhibitor plus endocrine therapy treatment




Impact of EML4-ALK fusion variant and co-occurring TP53 mutation on treatment duration of first-line next-generation ALK TKIs in ALK fusion+ NSCLC


Monday, June 5 | 8:00 am – 11:00 am



Does serial circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) monitoring identify additional acquired actionable alterations in metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC)?




Phase II/III study of circulating tumor DNA as a predictive biomarker in adjuvant chemotherapy in patients with stage II colon cancer: NRG-GI005 (COBRA)

Guardant Reveal



Reversion of RAS mutations in metastatic colorectal cancer in the CCTG CO.26 clinical trial




The Ohio State University Guardant Shield Colorectal Cancer Screening Project


Monday, June 5 | 1:15 pm – 4:15 pm



Screening for high frequency malignant disease (SHIELD)

Shield (Next Generation)

The full abstracts for Guardant Health and a list of all abstracts being presented at the meeting can be found at the ASCO website here.

For more information and updates from the meeting, follow Guardant Health on LinkedIn and Twitter or visit ASCO booth #19119.

About Guardant Health

Guardant Health is a leading precision oncology company focused on helping conquer cancer globally through use of its proprietary tests, vast data sets and advanced analytics. The Guardant Health oncology platform leverages capabilities to drive commercial adoption, improve patient clinical outcomes and lower healthcare costs across all stages of the cancer care continuum. Guardant Health has commercially launched Guardant360®, Guardant360® CDx, Guardant360 TissueNext™, Guardant360 Response™, and GuardantINFINITY™ tests for advanced-stage cancer patients, and Guardant Reveal™ for early-stage cancer patients. The Guardant Health screening portfolio, including the commercially launched Shield™ test, aims to address the needs of individuals eligible for cancer screening. For more information, visit and follow the company on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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