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Genomic Health Announces Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2008 Financial Results and Business Progress, Provides 2009 Financial Guidance
Date:2/3/2009

delines. -- Continued to expand the commercial team by hiring 20 U.S. sales representatives in January 2009, increasing the total U.S. sales force to 80 sales representatives. -- Establishing a subsidiary in Geneva, Switzerland to support the company's efforts in Europe. -- Received test samples from 40 countries to date and have completed or initiated multiple international studies including ATAC and QUASAR. -- Continued expansion of online physician portal with enhanced real-time delivery of patient results to physicians and the capability for placing Oncotype DX orders online. Product Pipeline -- Initiated an independent clinical validation study in stage II colon cancer for our 18-gene Oncotype DX colon cancer assay, utilizing more than 1,200 patient samples from the landmark international QUASAR trial which examined the benefit associated with adjuvant chemotherapy. -- Identified patient sample cohorts for gene identification studies in renal and prostate cancers. -- Continued early development work in ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) breast cancer with the goal of initiating studies this year. Clinical Progress -- To date, 12 studies in more than 4,000 breast cancer patients have continued to establish the clinical utility of Oncotype DX. -- The National Cancer Institute has enrolled more than 5,500 patients in its TAILORx trial that is using the Oncotype DX breast cancer assay to assign treatment. -- In December 2008, Genomic Health and research collaborators presented four studies at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. Highlights include: - An oral presentation of results from a large, contemporary study of breast cancer patients in Europe confirming that along with other standard measures such as tumor size, Oncotype DX contribu
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