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Caris Diagnostics Providing KRAS Mutational Analysis for Colon Cancer Patients
Date:6/24/2008

n a patient's tumor. The Company currently receives, processes and provides medical opinions on over one thousand GI biopsies per day. Caris MPI developed the KRAS mutation analysis so that it can be performed on these same biopsies without any need for additional coordination, or delay, and with the highest quality standards.

"Given our leading position in gastrointestinal pathology, it is not only natural, but also imperative for us to offer our clinicians this critical information for their treatment decisions," concluded David D. Halbert, Chairman of Caris Dx. "We have been predicting the convergence of anatomic pathology and molecular testing for some time. With our ability to perform the KRAS analysis on the biopsies that we receive for initial cancer diagnosis each week, the paths of anatomic and molecular test are now united. We look forward to adding further analyses to our Target GI testing panel in the future."

Physicians who are seeking additional information for their patients when considering treatment with Erbitux and/or Vectibix can order mutation analysis for KRAS by contacting 1-800-901-5177.

About Caris Diagnostics

Caris Diagnostics (Caris Dx) is a leading provider of the highest quality diagnostic, translational development and pharmaceutical services encompassing anatomic pathology and molecular testing. Caris Diagnostics provides world- class pathology services to physicians who treat patients in the community setting. The company provides academic-caliber medical consults through its industry-leading team of subspecialty fellowship and expert-trained pathologists in gastrointestinal and liver pathology, dermatopathology and hematopathology. Caris Diagnostics provides the highest levels of service to its customers and their patients through its state-of-the art laboratories; proprietary, advanced clinical and technology solutions; and rigorous quality assurance programs. Through the molecular testing expertise of the
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