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Genomic Health Reports Inclusion of Oncotype DX(TM) in American Society of Clinical Oncology Guidelines
Date:10/22/2007

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Genomic Health, Inc. (Nasdaq: GHDX) today reported that the company's Oncotype DX(TM) breast cancer assay, used to predict the likelihood of disease recurrence and likelihood of chemotherapy benefit for node-negative, estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer patients, has been included in updated guidelines on the use of breast cancer tumor markers by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). The inclusion of Oncotype DX in ASCO's updated clinical practice guidelines represents a significant step forward for the role of molecular diagnostics in breast cancer treatment planning. These guidelines were published online today in the Journal of Clinical Oncology and will appear in the journal's November 20th print edition.

"We are delighted that ASCO, the leading professional organization representing physicians who treat people with cancer, has recommended the use of Oncotype DX and differentiated it as an optimal tool for breast cancer treatment selection," said Steve Shak, M.D., chief medical officer at Genomic Health. "Physicians have used Oncotype DX for treatment planning in more than 33,000 patients. We believe this, in addition to the new ASCO Guidelines and extensive reimbursement, indicates that the use of Oncotype DX is becoming standard practice for physicians and women making individual breast cancer treatment decisions."

The inclusion of Oncotype DX in ASCO's updated clinical practice guidelines is based on multiple independent clinical studies involving more than 2,600 breast cancer patients, including a large validation study published in The New England Journal of Medicine and a chemotherapy benefit study published in the Journal o
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