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Rosetta Genomics Announces Three New Diagnostic Tests to Enter Development
Date:6/18/2008

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1) Predicting response to treatment of ovarian cancer patients

- Platinum-based cytotoxic chemotherapy in conjunction with debulking surgery is currently the gold standard of treatment for patients with ovarian cancer. However, approximately 20-50% of patients do not respond to platinum-based chemotherapy and will require additional second line treatment. Furthermore, research suggests that administering platinum-based treatment to patients who subsequently do not respond to it may actually hinder their response to the second line treatment as well. Rosetta Genomics has identified unique microRNA biomarkers that may assist in identifying ovarian cancer patients expected to benefit from platinum-based chemotherapy.

2) Predicting risk of gastric cancer recurrence - Recurrence after curative resection for gastric cancer is high and is estimated to occur in 50-80% of patients. This test will use microRNA molecular classification of gastric cancer samples to predict the risk of recurrence for non-metastatic patients after resection of the primary tumor.

3) Differentiating small from non-small cell lung cancer - An estimated 220,000(1) patients are diagnosed with lung cancer each year in the U.S. alone. Before a patient begins lung cancer treatment, an experienced lung cancer pathologist must review the pathologic material. This is critical because small cell lung cancer, which is generally not treated surgically, can be confused on microscopic examination with non-small cell carcinoma(2). Rosetta Genomics has identified unique microRNA biomarkers that may be used to differentiate small from non-small cell lung cancers.

In addition, utilizing its proprietary extraction and quantification microRNA technologies, the Company has recently identified microRNA biomarkers in the serum of colon cancer patients which may serve as the basis for a future blood-based test for colon cancer.

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