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Genomic Health Presents Multiple International Studies Demonstrating Worldwide Value of Oncotype DX® Breast Cancer Test
Date:3/17/2011

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The Oncotype DX breast cancer test is a multigene expression test that examines a breast cancer patient's tumor tissue at a molecular level, and gives information about their individual disease to help optimize treatment options. Oncotype DX is the only test incorporated in published ASCO® and NCCN® breast cancer treatment guidelines to predict the likelihood of chemotherapy benefit as well as recurrence for patients with node-negative breast cancer that is estrogen-receptor positive and/or progesterone-receptor positive.

Additionally, physicians use Oncotype DX to make treatment recommendations for certain node-positive breast cancer patients, and the test report also provides quantitative scores for select individual genes.  Oncotype DX has been extensively evaluated in thirteen clinical studies involving more than 4,000 breast cancer patients worldwide, including a large validation study published in The New England Journal of Medicine and a chemotherapy benefit study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Both Medicare and private health plans covering over 95 percent of U.S. insured lives provided reimbursement for Oncotype DX for patients with node-negative breast cancer that is estrogen-receptor positive and/or progesterone-receptor positive through contracts, agreements or policy decisions.  For more information about Oncotype DX for breast cancer, please visit www.oncotypedx.com or www.untileverywomanknows.com.

*ASCO® is a registered trademark of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. NCCN® is a registered trademark of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. ASCO and NCCN do not endorse any product or therapy.

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