In the news release, "Agendia's Breast Cancer Recurrence Test MammaPrint Included in International St. Gallen Expert Consensus Recommendations" issued on 23 Jun 2009 12:00 GMT, by Agendia B.V. over PR Newswire, please be advised that the subheadline was missing from the release as incorrectly transmitted by PR Newswire. Complete, corrected release follows:
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Agendia's Breast Cancer Recurrence Test MammaPrint Included in International St. Gallen Expert Consensus Recommendations - International Expert Panel Recommends Use of Multigene Profiling Assays and Finds Intermediate Scores Lack Clinical Utility
HUNTINGTON BEACH, California and AMSTERDAM, June 23 2009 - Agendia, a world leader in molecular cancer diagnostics, today announced the inclusion of its breast cancer recurrence test MammaPrint in St. Gallen's 2009 International Expert Consensus on the primary therapy of early breast cancer. The recommendations have been published online in the Annals of Oncology and will appear in the August print edition.
The St. Gallen expert panel consists of key opinion leaders from across Europe (53%), the United States (33%), and rest of the world (14%). In the recently published article highlighting the 2009 recommendations, the panellists emphasize that "in an important change from the previous St. Gallen conference...the Panel supported the use of a validated multigene- profiling assay, if readily available, as an adjunct to high-quality phenotyping of breast cancer in cases in which the indication for adjuvant chemotherapy remained uncertain."
In addition, the panel cautioned that so-called intermediate scores are
not useful in clinical decision making. Currently, MammaPrint is the only
breast cancer recurrence assay available that accurately yields a binary
result, without an intermediate group, addressing the panel's
recommendations. The FDA-cleared a
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