John Cucci, an executive at Acupath Laboratories, Inc., introduces the URO17TM antibody, a promising adjunct to cytology for bladder cancer diagnosis. Mr. Cucci explains that while cytology is the standard technique used in diagnosing bladder cancer and has a high positive predictive value, its sensitivity is low. URO17TM detects the expression of keratin-17, a protein strongly associated with bladder cancer, and has greater than 95% sensitivity and specificity. Mr. Cucci goes over the promising early results for URO17TM, as discussed in several papers, and notes that it has been given an expedited clinical trial process by the FDA. He also looks at its potential clinical utilization, both as a screening tool for hematuria patients and as a long-term monitoring tool for bladder cancer patients after they complete therapy. He emphasizes that URO17TM can cheaply and effectively provide additional and reliable information for the pathologist and urologist to more appropriately rule in or out additional diagnostic work-up in patients. Mr. Cucci concludes by presenting a graphic of the URO17TM diagnosis categories and risk meter.Read More
Acupath Laboratories, Inc.
Plainview, New York
John Cucci is a 15-year veteran of the anatomic pathology industry. He joined Acupath Laboratories, Inc., in April 2015 as Director of Business Development and was promoted to Chief Sales Officer in January of 2017. Before coming to Acupath, Mr. Cucci served in senior sales leadership roles at several leading lab industry organizations, including Theranostix (now P4 Diagnostix), VitalAxis LIS, PLUS Diagnostics (now Miraca Life Sciences), and Dianon Pathology (LabCorp). John has witnessed and played an active role in the significant transformation of the anatomic pathology industry from a purely global services business to one where physician partnerships and revenue-generating business models are integral. Mr. Cucci is a subject-matter expert and proven leader who understands how to build a sales team capable of success in an increasingly competitive and challenging industry. In addition to overseeing the sales and marketing departments, Mr. Cucci is responsible for developing and executing the company’s strategy as it pertains to new markets, tests, and services.Disclosures:
Chief Sales Officer of Acupath Laboratories, Inc.