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A&G Pharmaceutical Receives $870,000 Grant from Avon Foundation to Advance Innovative Blood Diagnostic Test for Early Detection of Breast Cancer
Date:12/14/2007

COLUMBIA, Md., Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- A&G Pharmaceutical announced today that the Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Prevention Research Initiative has awarded A&G an $870,000 grant to conduct multicenter clinical studies focused on measuring levels of A&G's proprietary breast cancer biomarker, GP88, in blood and tissue samples from breast cancer patients. Results of the studies could provide the basis for developing a blood test that would enable early detection of breast cancer.

The award was one of 12 grants totaling more than $7 million awarded this year by the Avon Foundation as part of its Breast Cancer Prevention Research Initiative, and it is the first ever awarded by the foundation to a private company.

The GP88 blood diagnostic test is one of two breast cancer test kits in late-stage development by A&G. In addition to the blood test, A&G is developing a tissue biopsy test that would help pathologists and oncologists predict risk of recurrence in breast cancer patients. Both diagnostic tests are based on A&G's patented, proprietary GP88 growth factor, a protein found in circulating blood and tissue of breast cancer patients. Concurrently, A&G is developing a monoclonal antibody therapeutic that neutralizes the function of GP88 in breast cancer. The National Cancer Institute recently awarded A&G a $120,000 Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant to support development of this new anti-GP88 therapeutic.

"Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women-a projected 1.2 million new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed this year-and early detection, when the disease is most treatable, continues to be a major worldwide challenge," said Carol Kurzig, Executive Director of the Avon Foundation. "We are very pleased to make this award to A&G Pharmaceutical, whose highly sensitive GP88 test has the potential to detect breast cancer cells at the earliest stage of the disease."

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