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Genomic Health Announces Positive Preliminary Results from QUASAR Validation Study of Oncotype DX(R) Colon Cancer Assay
Date:4/14/2009

nity widely recognizes the need for better prognostic tools in stage II colon cancer (also known as Dukes' Stage B) that can more accurately predict the likelihood of disease recurrence. Currently, selection of stage II patients for chemotherapy following surgery relies on a limited set of clinical and pathologic markers that do not always adequately assess individual risk. As a result, determining the optimal treatment of stage II patients is a significant challenge in clinical practice.

For its colon cancer program Genomic Health and its collaborators used the same rigorous clinical development strategy and standardized quantitative assay technology designed for the company's Oncotype DX breast cancer assay. More than 1,800 colon cancer patients and 760 candidate genes were evaluated in four clinical studies to select the genes for the Oncotype DX colon cancer assay. The resulting genes were then studied in more than 1,200 stage II colon cancer tumor samples from the landmark QUASAR study (Lancet 370:2020, 2007).

Conference Call Details

Genomic Health management is hosting a teleconference to discuss today's announcement. To access the live conference call today, April 14, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time via phone, please dial (877)361-8830 from the United States and Canada or +1(706)679-8297 internationally and providing the operator with the following conference identification code: 95328874. Please dial in approximately ten minutes prior to the start of the call. A telephone replay will be available beginning approximately two hours after the call through April 28, 2009, and may be accessed by dialing (800)642-1687 from the United States and Canada or +1(706)645-9291 internationally. The replay passcode is 95328874.

To access the live and subsequently archived webcast of the conference call, go to the Investor Relations section of the company's Web site at

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