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Allegro Diagnostics Announces Publication in Cancer Prevention Research of Prediction Model for Lung Cancer Diagnosis Integrating Clinical and Genomic Features
Date:4/14/2008

believe will become an important tool in the diagnostic process."

The complete article (ASpira et. al. (March 31, 2008) Cancer Prev Res 2008, 10.1158/1940-6207.CAPR-08-0011), can be accessed at: http://www.allegrodx.com/docs/Cancer%20Prevention%20Research%20Clinical%20G eno mic%20Factors%203.2008%20v1.pdf (Due to the length of the URL, it may be necessary to copy and paste this link into your browser).

About Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the industrialized world, responsible for more than 1.3 million deaths per year worldwide. In the U.S., lung cancer kills more people than colon, breast, prostate, and ovarian cancers combined. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 200,000 new cases of lung cancer are diagnosed each year in the U.S., and more than 160,000 deaths occur annually from the disease. While lung cancer can be cured by surgery if caught in the early stages, 65-80% of lung cancer patients present with late stage disease. The five-year survival rate for lung cancer patients is roughly 15%, a rate that has remained unchanged for several decades.

About Allegro Diagnostics

Allegro Diagnostics was founded in 2006 to develop and commercialize molecular diagnostics in lung cancer and other epithelial diseases using proprietary gene expression technology originating within the Pulmonary Center at the Boston University School of Medicine. The company will initially focus on more accurate diagnosis of early stage lung cancer. Allegro Diagnostics is privately funded by Kodiak Venture Partners, Catalyst Health Ventures, and Boston University. For more information, visit the website of Allegro Diagnostics at: http://www.allegrodx.com.

About Kodiak Venture Partners

Founded in 1999, Kodiak manages three funds totaling $676
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