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Agendia Reports More Than 20,000 MammaPrint Breast Cancer Recurrence Results
Date:5/2/2013

IRVINE, Calif., May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Agendia, a world leader in molecular cancer diagnostics, today announced that it has reported more than 20,000 MammaPrint breast cancer results, including approximately 6,000 in 2012 alone.  The MammaPrint test analyzes 70 key genes and accurately determines which patients are at low risk of breast cancer recurrence and can therefore safely choose not to undergo chemotherapy.

Case volume grew by more than 140 percent in 2012 and a steep growth trajectory has continued into the first quarter of 2013, noted David Macdonald , Agendia's Chief Executive Officer.

"In addition to this phenomenal growth in a changing healthcare market, Agendia has extended its legacy of leadership in both the clinical and research arenas. The precedent-setting peer-reviewed RASTER publication is the only 5-year outcome study in which MammaPrint was incorporated prospectively into the physician-patient treatment decision. No other gene signature has demonstrated such conclusive effectiveness in accurately guiding the correct decision for patient care. This study has definitely provided a spark in the marketplace," Macdonald said. The RASTER study shows that MammaPrint accurately identifies half of breast cancer patients who can safely forgo chemotherapy with excellent outcome. "That data has given physicians and oncologists throughout the world confidence in the ability of MammaPrint to determine risk, and to guide therapeutic choices."

The success of MammaPrint has also driven growth in the other genomic diagnostic products that make up Agendia's Symphony suite of tests, including BluePrint® and TargetPrint®. More than 85 percent of Agendia customers using MammaPrint also order BluePrint® and TargetPrint® to obtain vital genomic information used in treatment decisions, added Ma
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