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Genomic Health's Oncotype DX(R) Colon Cancer Test Predicts Individualized Recurrence Risk for Stage II Colon Cancer Patients
Date:5/14/2009

-Positive Results from Landmark Validation Trial Highlighted Today at American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Presscast-

-Genomic Health Plans to Launch Oncotype DX Colon Cancer Test in Early 2010-

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Genomic Health, Inc. (Nasdaq: GHDX) today announced positive results from the landmark QUASAR validation study, which demonstrated that the Oncotype DX(R) colon cancer test can independently predict individual recurrence risk in stage II colon cancer patients following surgery. Importantly, the Oncotype DX colon cancer Recurrence Score(R) provided additional independent clinical value beyond standard measures. The study showed that the colon cancer Recurrence Score maintained significance (p=0.008), independent of mismatch repair (MMR), also known as MSI (Microsatellite Instability), T-stage, nodes examined, grade and lymphovascular invasion.

These findings, which were selected from more than 4,000 accepted abstracts to be featured in the American Society of Clinical Oncology's (ASCO) advance presscast earlier today, address a large unmet need in the treatment of colon cancer by validating a clinical tool that can significantly improve risk assessment in the treatment planning for stage II colon cancer patients. Genomic Health announced these data in conjunction with ASCO's advance presscast presentation and subsequent embargo lift of all accepted abstracts today, and looks forward to the full data presentation at ASCO's annual meeting in Orlando, Florida on Saturday, May 30 at 3 p.m. ET.

"These clinical results represent an important advancement in bringing personalized medicine to the tens of thousands of people who suffer from stage II colon cancer, as the availability of precise
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