IRVINE, Calif. and AMSTERDAM, July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Agendia, an innovative molecular cancer diagnostics company and leader in personalized medicine, today announced that Dr. Mark Gittleman, Medical Director of Breast Care Specialists and Advanced Breast Care Imaging, has joined the company's Medical Advisory Board. The board will play a key role in advising Agendia on the clinical application of its extensive product pipeline, including its Symphony suite of tests for breast cancer and its ColoPrint test for colon cancer.
"I have been impressed by the science and methodologies behind Agendia's product development, the conversion of their tests to an FFPE format and the numerous validation studies that have been published to date," said Dr. Gittleman. "These tests have been extremely useful in appropriately directing targeted systemic therapy for my breast cancer patients. For these reasons, I am pleased to have been asked to join Agendia's Medical Advisory Board, and I look forward to contributing and sharing new ideas to reach our common goals."
As a breast cancer specialist, Dr. Gittleman has a vested interest in new technologies that enable medical professionals to better understand the biology of breast cancer, thereby helping patients attain better outcomes through the application of validated, clinically useful technologies such as Agendia's MammaPrint, BluePrint, TargetPrint and TheraPrint gene profiling tests. He is a past president of the American Society of Breast Surgeons. Dr. Gittleman currently serves on the ASBS Coding and Reimbursement and Breast Imaging Technology committees and is a reviewer for Ultrasound and Stereotactic certification applicants.
"With his vast knowledge and experience in breast imaging and minimally invasive biopsy techniques, Dr. Gittleman brings a unique perspect
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