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New Study Reports CancerTYPE ID Expands Tumor Type Coverage and Demonstrates Clinical Utility
Date:7/27/2011

ors (cervical vs. ovarian). "Thought leaders in the field and our physician customers have provided us valuable input regarding essential tumor types for molecular classifiers. We are pleased that CancerTYPE ID can address their diagnostic challenges," said Mark Erlander, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer of bioTheranostics. "Target therapies for metastatic cancers require precise knowledge of both tissue origin and underlying pathways. Our product provides critical information as a part of cancer management."

bioTheranostics also announced that CancerTYPE ID is now a covered benefit for Medicare Part B patients following a coverage determination by Medicare's administrative contractor Palmetto GBA. "This coverage decision was based on a review of the evidence supporting the analytical validity, clinical validity and clinical utility of CancerTYPE ID, making it one of the few molecular cancer tests supported by a Medicare coverage decision," Ding said. "It's another milestone in the history of bioTheranostics as we continue to improve existing products and bring additional high medical value products to market."

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Advancing Molecular Diagnostics in Oncology

bioTheranostics discovers, develops and commercializes molecular diagnostic tests for cancer patients. Leveraging its unique expertise in expression profiling and algorithm development, bioTheranostics provides innovative tests to the oncology community to support targeted disease management. The company operates a CLIA-certified, CAP-accredited diagnostic service laboratory in San Diego, CA to perform its proprietary molecular diagnostic tests: Breast Cancer Index(SM), which provides risk stratification in patients with estrogen receptor (ER)-positive, lymph-node negative breast cancer; and CancerTYPE ID, a cancer classification assay that provides molecular classification of cancers with indeterminate, un
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