Kailos Genetics Enters Agreement with “Teal It’s Gone” to Drive Awareness and Access to Hereditary Cancer Testing

Program to offer hereditary cancer screening for as low as $125

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kailos
Genetics
, a personalized medicine company offering leading-edge
gene-based genetic testing, announced today that they have entered into
a partnership with Teal It’s Gone, a nonprofit organization focused on
impacting ovarian and peritoneal cancer through genetic testing to
provide reduced cost hereditary cancer screening.


This agreement enables Kailos and Teal It’s Gone to increase awareness
of genetic testing as a tool for early cancer detection and improved
treatment options by giving patients access to the Kailos hereditary
cancer screening test for as low as $125. This is substantially reduced
from standard hereditary cancer screening tests which are offered for
upwards of $500.

“As someone who has personally been impacted by genetic testing to
identify hereditary cancer, I am especially excited to partner with
Kailos Genetics to provide people with affordable genetic testing,” said
Katie Maxell, founder, Teal It’s Gone. “Our complementary missions to
improve patient health knowledge to positively impact outcomes will
enable us to make a bigger impact in people’s lives.”

According to the National
Cancer Institute
, genetic mutations are thought to play a role in
about 5 to 10 percent of all cancers. Identifying these risks early can
lead to better outcomes through earlier and more informed treatment
plans.

“We want all people to have access to their health information so they
can make more informed decisions. We view partnerships like this as an
integral part of achieving that goal.” Brian Pollock, CEO, Kailos
Genetics.

This represents Kailos Genetics’ second partnership in providing reduced
cost hereditary cancer screening supported by Kailos and philanthropic
funding. In October 2015, Kailos partnered with the HudsonAlpha
Institute to provide free screening to women, aged 30, and reduced cost
testing for all men and women in the Madison County, Alabama area.

Teal It’s Gone will launch the program regionally in certain parts of
Mississippi and South Carolina, followed by national expansion.

About Kailos

Kailos Genetics is a trusted provider of personalized health
information. Addressing unmet needs of healthcare consumers and their
families is Kailos’ primary reason for being. With its proprietary and
robust DNA sequencing enrichment and laboratory information system,
TargetRichTM, Kailos helps make personalized medicine affordable and
accessible for everyone through the Kailos test. Founded in 2010, and
based in Huntsville’s HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, Kailos is
committed to providing a simple, trusted and affordable way to help
individuals understand what’s in their genes. To learn more, visit www.kailosgenetics.com/about-kailos.

About Teal It’s Gone

Teal It’s Gone is a nonprofit organization focused on fighting ovarian
and peritoneal cancer. Their mission is to generate awareness of genetic
testing as a tool to prevent cancer in the “at risk” stage. Katie
Maxwell, the founder, has a personal stake in spreading the word about
genetic testing. She was diagnosed with late stage peritoneal cancer,
after which she learned she carried a mutation in both the BRCA 1 and 2
genes. She believes understanding of her genetic status would have
allowed her to have more screening earlier and to perhaps have taken
more proactive steps in consultation with her physician. To learn more,
visit www.tealitsgone.org.

Contacts

Dodge Communications
Christina Kendall, 770-576-2545
ckendall@dodgecommunications.com