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Clarient Launches New Breast Cancer Test
Date:5/5/2009

The Clarient Insight(R) Dx Breast Cancer Profile Assists Physicians In Identifying Recurrence Risk and the Need for Chemotherapy

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., May 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --Clarient, Inc. (Nasdaq: CLRT), a premier anatomic pathology and molecular testing services resource for pathologists, oncologists and the pharmaceutical industry, today announced the commercial launch of a new breast cancer test that helps physicians identify the probability of a patient's cancer recurring and assess the need for chemotherapy. The new prognostic test, Clarient Insight(R) Dx Breast Cancer Profile, has been clinically validated for women with early-stage, hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer. Unlike other assays used to determine the likelihood of recurrence, the Clarient Insight Dx Breast Cancer Profile uses a combination of pathology risk factors and molecular markers to categorize patients as either high or low risk.

In 2008, approximately 205,000 people in the United States and 1.3 million people worldwide were diagnosed with breast cancer. Many of these patients are diagnosed as early-stage, hormone-receptor positive breast cancer patients who are faced with the critical decision of whether or not to undergo chemotherapy.

"If you have breast cancer, you want to know if your cancer will recur, and if chemotherapy is the right treatment for you," says Ken Bloom, M.D., Chief Medical Officer for Clarient. "Our laboratory-developed test helps pathologists, oncologists and patients make better informed, more personalized treatment decisions. We believe that pathologists are uniquely trained to understand the complex puzzle of testing that makes up the diagnosis and pr
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